UPDATE: The search is still on for 23-year-old Peter Manfredonia, accused of killing two people in three days in Connecticut, before fleeing the state and tracked to Monroe County. On Monday Pennsylvania State Police released a picture of who they believe to be Manfredonia in East Stroudsburg.
The photo was taken along a stretch of railroad in the borough. Monday afternoon state police deployed its SERT team on the ground.
Along with Stroud Area Regional Police in a effort to locate the suspect, state police also brought in its helicopter from Harrisburg allowing troopers to search by air as authorities believe the suspect still remains in this Monroe County community.
State police say Manfredonia is wearing dark colored shorts, a white t-shirt and carrying a large duffel bag. They warn the public not to approach the 23-year-old as he is considered armed and dangerous. Instead, you should immediately call 911.
The search and investigation continues in Pennsylvania.
UPDATE: On Monday, a kidnapping victim was found uninjured in Patterson, New Jersey. Authorities say this person was in the home in Connecticut where a man was found dead.
While police were attempting to locate that individual and drafting a Silver Alert, they were notified that the victim has been found. They have since been brought back to Connecticut.
That person positively identified their captor as Manfredonia. Police say that they are not releasing their identity at this time to protect their safety and the integrity of the investigation.
EAST STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — The hunt for double-homicide suspect moves from Connecticut to northeastern Pennsylvania.
23-year-old Peter Manfredonia is on the run after Connecticut police say he killed two men and injured another. A chain of criminal events started Friday. Police say he’s in our area, and is believed to be armed and extremely dangerous.
Neighbors from the original scene in Willington, Connecticut say on Friday, Manfredonia rode up to a house by motorcycle and asked two men for help, before violently attacking them with a machete. He allegedly cut off on man’s arm, killing him, and leaving the other brutally maimed.
Connecticut State Police say they’ve enlisted local, state and federal help from where the incident occurred Friday morning to where Manfredonia was last spotted in East Stroudsburg. Police reports indicate early Sunday morning Manfredonia held a man against his will in Willington, Connecticut before making off with firearms and the victim’s truck.
Police found the truck near Osbornedale State Park and learned Manfredonia had an acquaintance nearby. When officers arrived, they found another corpse. Police say Manfredonia stole another car, which was found in New Jersey along the Pennsylvania state border Sunday. That leads to the search still ongoing in Monroe County.
“All of our law enforcement partners are actively and continuously searching for this suspect. We know that he is armed and dangerous. If anybody has any information or if they see this individual, please do not approach him and call 911,” Connecticut State Police Trooper Christine Jeltema said.
Authorities can’t stress enough that Manfredonia is considered armed and extremely dangerous. Stroud Area Regional and Pennsylvania State Police continue their efforts in the search.
If spotted, police are urging anyone who sees Manfredonia not to approach him. Instead, immediately dial 911.