NAUGATUCK, Conn. (AP) — A $10,000 reward is being offered as Connecticut authorities continue to search for a parolee accused of killing and dismembering his 11-month-old daughter.
Law enforcement officials announced the reward Monday as efforts broadened to find 31-year-old Christopher Francisquini, who is charged in an arrest warrant with murder in the killing of his daughter, Camilla, in Naugatuck on Friday.
The girl died of neck compressions and stab wounds, the chief medical examiner’s office said.
Officials allege Francisquini got into an argument with the child’s mother after the killing Friday morning. It’s not clear why the girl was killed.
Messages seeking comment were left for state public defenders representing Francisquini in other cases.
Police described Francisquini as dangerous. Court records show he is on parole for a 2012 assault conviction, and authorities said he cut off an electronic monitoring device from his ankle after the killing.
“My message to Francisquini is turn yourself in immediately,” Naugatuck Police Chief Colin McAllister said. “We will not rest until we take you into custody.”
Francisquini fled Naugatuck in a car that was found abandoned in New Haven, police said.
Francisquini is free on bail in several pending criminal cases involving carjacking, assault and other charges, court records show.
Naugatuck police held a press conference Monday morning. Watch below:
Additional photos and details about the suspect can be found below: