Police are searching for a man they are calling a suspect in the death of a 1-year-old child in Naugatuck. They believe he may have been in New Haven. Police Chief Colin McAllister said they were still searching for homicide suspect Christopher Francisquini, 31, as of 10:30 a.m. Monday.
According to McAllister, the baby was identified as Camilla Francisquini, and her cause of death was ruled as a homicide. Her death was caused by “neck compressions, as well as stab wounds.”
The victim was only 11 months old, and was found in a state of dismemberment at her home in Naugatuck. The suspect, Christopher Francisquini, was identified as the killer and his vehicle was broadcast to law enforcement and the media. He is also the child’s father.
He was seen walking along Quinnipiac Avenue in New Haven, and his vehicle was located abandoned on Interstate 91. Francisquini has an extensive criminal history and is currently out on almost $375,000 bond. He was already on a special parole at the time of the murder.
Anyone with information about Francisquini’s current location is asked to contact Naugatuck police or call 911 immediately. Francisquini is also urged to turn himself in so that he could be in custody.
McAllister said the FBI will assist Naugatuck police in their efforts to arrest Francisquini and is prepared to offer a reward of up to $10,000.
McAllister offered condolences to the Francisquini family and said the community was grieving with them. He also said the department would not rest until Francisquini was brought to justice.
Multiple agencies have been involved in this developing homicide case. This includes the Fbi, Connecticut State Police, Central District Major Crime Squad, Connecticut State Police Violent Crime Task Force, and the State’s Attorney’s Office.
A neighbor told Fox 61 News that she was in complete shock when police knocked on her door and brought out their rifles. She says that the police screamed for the EMT’s to go inside after they arrived.