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State police searching for UConn senior wanted in Willington slaying, assault

State Police are searching Osbornedale State Park in Derby for 23-year Peter Manfredonia, the UConn senior suspected in the killing of a 62-year-old man in Willington on Friday.

Police said Manfredonia is believed to be armed with pistol and long guns in the park.

Police tweeted at 9 a.m. to “expect to see a heavy police presence in the area. Do not approach, call 9-1-1 immediately if you see the individual." The park is closed to the public while the investigation in ongoing.

Derby police said Sunday are investigating a minor one-car crash on Hawthorne Avenue that is believed to be associated with Manfredonia.

Manfredonia was seen leaving the scene of the slaying and assault on Mirtl Road, police said. Manfredonia, originally of the Sandy Hook section of Newtown, was on a large red motorcycle, wearing a multicolored helmet that is possibly red and white.




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