DURYEA, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) The manhunt for a double murder suspect from Connecticut is intensifying today. State Police say 23-year-old Peter Manfredonia may be in the Hagerstown, Maryland area. New surveillance images have been released to the public.
State Police now believe Manfredonia is heading south. They first received a tip that he was in the Chambersburg area.
This is welcome news to people here in Duryea after a report last night of a man matching Manfredonia’s description led to a search. Folks who live in this neighborhood have been on edge.
State Police say this surveillance photo was taken inside a Sheetz store in Chambersburg. It shows a man, believed to be Peter Manfredonia, near the check out counter. Troopers say the same man then took an Uber to Hagerstown, Maryland.
Investigators say they found a black Hyundai Santa Fe abandoned near the Chambersburg Sheetz. That vehicle was stolen Monday night from East Stroudsburg. That’s where Manfredonia was spotted Sunday.
Security cameras captured him walking on train tracks behind the Walmart in East Stroudsburg. Troopers say he made his way to Monroe County after he allegedly murdered two men in Connecticut over the weekend as well as committing other violent crimes including a home invasion and a kidnapping.
Len Drury, from Duryea, says, “Yeah it is really is unsettling it’s very scary, very scary to know that the individual may be lurking around somewhere here.”
And that is what we heard from people who live in this Duryea neighborhood after there was a report of a man matching Manfredonia’s description hanging around near the Germania Hose Company.
Bob Melley from Duryea, tells us, “We heard the helicopters last night we figured that’s what it was because he was moving down this way. “
The man fled into the woods and was not seen again.
“It’s kind of scary cause he seemed to be pretty violent,” says Melley.
The latest information from State Police indicates that Peter Manfredonia is now in the Hagerstown, Maryland.
Police advise the public if you see Manfredonia to not approach him. He is considered armed and extremely dangerous.