Police reported that a Connecticut felon, with a long criminal record, fled authorities after he strangled and dismembered his 11-month-old daughter Friday morning.
Chief of Police Colin McAllister described the crime in a Monday news conference as “horrific” & “gruesome”.
Authorities stated that the suspect, 31-year-old Christopher Francisquini, is accused of murdering his young daughter, 11-month-old Camilla Francisquini, on Friday morning in their Connecticut home.
Following the crime, the suspect then got into a heated argument with the baby’s mother, who was unaware that her daughter was already dead. The suspect allegedly destroyed the mother’s cellphone before cutting a GPS tracking device off his ankle.
After the argument, the suspect fled the area in his vehicle, and he remains on the run, police stated. The vehicle was later located abandoned next to an interstate highway.
A $10,000 reward will be offered by the FBI for information leading to his arrest. The FBI asks the suspect to surrender.
Francisquini has been arrested on suspicion of murder under special circumstances and at risk to minors.
McAllister reported that the child had been found dismembered by his aunt or uncle around 11:15 on Friday. McAllister stated that the child died from neck compressions and stab injuries.
McAllister stated that McAllister asked McAllister about the motive for his actions. “That’s an area we’re all trying to answer.” McAllister said, “Who would do such a thing to their child?” ”
“We won’t rest until you’re taken into custody. McAllister stated that it was an awful crime.
According to police, Francisquini had a lengthy criminal record. Police reported that Francisquini has a long criminal record. He was convicted of first-degree assault in 2013.
Francisquini was a defendant in a $375,000 bond case at the time of his murder.
WFSB reports Francisquini has been released from prison in June after being held for 10 years. He is now free to go on parole until 2032.
McAllister stated that McAllister “never lost sight of the fact that this is a discussion regarding another offender in our community who has a long criminal record of violent acts and/or crimes.”