Update: The FBI increased the reward from $10,000 to $25,000 for information leading to the arrest of Christopher Francisquini.
NAUGATUCK, Conn. (WWLP/WTNH) – The FBI is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a man in Connecticut, accused of murdering his 11-month-old daughter.
Police say Christopher Francisquini of Naugatuck, Connecticut killed his daughter at their home last Friday. Investigators said Francisquini cut off his ankle tracking monitor after he allegedly killed her in their Millville Avenue home.
He has been on the run ever since. Police located his car in New Haven on I-91 South.
Police say he is armed and dangerous, if you see him do not approach him, call the police.
His bond is set at $5 million.
Naugatuck police Chief Colin McAllister said the medical’s examiner office ruled the child’s death as a homicide caused by neck compressions and stab wounds. McAllister said officers found Camilla’s body in “a state of dismemberment.”
“Naugatuck has felt this loss across all cross sections of the community,” McAllister said at a news conference Monday morning. “Our detectives, our investigators, and all of Naugatuck’s first responders have been deeply affected by this horrific and heinous crime.”
McAllister said Francisquini has an extensive criminal history, dating back 10 years, including assault, criminal possession of a firearm, carjacking, robbery, larceny, and interfering. The police chief said he is currently out on bonds that total $375,000 for five pending cases, including the alleged assault of a police officer.
According to court documents, Francisquini was released from prison in November 2020 after serving 10 years and is on special parole until June 2032. The Department of Corrections said he did not violate parole by being alone with his daughter.
“We will be putting forward every effort to locate and apprehend this suspect and bring him to justice,” McAllister said. “If you are trying to flee or elude law enforcement outside of the jurisdictional boundaries of Connecticut, we will capture you. We have the full support of our federal partners.”
The suspect is described as a 6-foot, 230-pound Hispanic man. The public is urged not to approach him as police consider him armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information regarding Francisquini or his whereabouts is asked to contact the Naugatuck Police Department at 203-729-5221 or its confidential tip line at 203-720-1010.