A Connecticut man remains on the run after allegedly killing his 11-month-old daughter on Friday.
Christopher Francisquini, 31, is believed to have stabbed, choked, and dismembered the infant at their home in Naugatuck. WVIT reported that the baby died from neck compressions and stab wounds and the manner was listed as a homicide.
According to the New Haven Register, police believe the baby was killed before Francisquini and the baby’s mother argued and he destroyed his cellphone and court-ordered GPS monitoring device.
The baby’s mother had returned to their shared home after the argument, which occurred in Waterbury. It is unclear whether she discovered her daughter’s body and called 911. The nature of the argument involving Francisquini was not disclosed.
Naugatuck Police Chief Colin McCallister said based on the infant’s body, “We can clearly rule out this was an accident, this was an intentional act.”
McCallister also said Francisquini may be in the New Haven area and that they possibly found the 2006 Chevrolet Impala he was driving on Interstate 91 at Exit 8.
The New Haven Register reported that at the time of Friday’s slaying, Francisquini was on parole for a 2012 assault for which he served 10 years. Following his release from prison last year, he was arrested in November 2021 for a carjacking at a West Haven hospital.
A day after his carjacking arrest, he allegedly attacked corrections officers while trying to escape from custody.
The New Haven Register reported that Francisquini was free on bonds totaling $375,000 and under GPS monitoring when he killed his infant daughter. He was released from custody in July, according to CT Insider.
The FBI is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to Francisquini’s capture.
Anyone with information regarding Francisquini’s whereabouts is asked to call Naugatuck Police Department at 203-729-5221 or their confidential tip line at 203-720-1010.
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[Featured image: Christopher Francisquini/Naugatuck Police Department]