Authorities are searching for a Connecticut man who they allege brutally murdered his 11-month-old daughter earlier this month in a case that a police officer I call “awful and frightful.”
Christopher Francisquini31, is wanted by Naugatuck police on charges of murder in special circumstances and risk of injury to a child after his daughter, Camilla, was found dead from neck compressions and stab wounds on November 18. at Francisquini’s home on Millville Avenue in Naugatuck, a city about 17 miles northwest of New Haven, said the police.
Police Chief C. Colin McAllister said at a press conference on November 21 that officers discovered the dismembered baby, calling the murder “horrific and appalling.”
Naugatuck police obtained an arrest warrant for Francisquini and his bond was set at $5 million, police said. the fbi is offering a $10,000 cash reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of Francisquini.
Information released by police describes Francisquini as being about 6 feet tall and about 230 pounds. Police believe he was driving a gray 2006 Chevrolet Impala, which authorities say was abandoned on Interstate 91 in New Haven near Exit 8 shortly after the murder. NBC Connecticut reported.
Francisquini is believed to have last been seen on November 18, when police say security video captured him walking down Quinnipiac Avenue in New Haven.
Authorities ask anyone with information on his whereabouts to contact Naugatuck police at 203-729-5221 or the tip line at 203-720-1010. Police urged the public not to approach Francisquini if they see him.
McAllister said at the news conference that police arrived at the grisly scene of the murder after someone at the house called 911 to report that Camilla was dead.
Francisquini, who McAllister said has an “extensive criminal record,” was on special probation when he allegedly committed the crime, and was wearing a court-ordered tracking device believed to have been cut on the day of the alleged crime. murder, McAllister said.
Court records show Francisquini was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 10 years on special probation for felony first-degree assault in 2013. He has also been arrested on various other charges since then, including misdemeanor interfering with an official. this year, for which he was sentenced to probation.
It was not immediately clear how long Francisquini served in prison.
McAllister said Francisquini and Camilla’s birth mother were in a dispute in Waterbury, a town about 6 miles north of Naugatuck, on the morning of the alleged murder. McAllister said authorities believe Camilla was killed before the dispute.
Camilla was buried in a private ceremony on Saturday “surrounded by her family and loved ones,” police posted on social media, along with a photo of Camilla.
“We recognize that a loss like this has a profound impact on both our officers and our community,” the post said.