The FBI is offering a $10,000 reward in the hunt for a Connecticut father accused of killing his own 11-month-old daughter in a “horrific and gruesome crime” that a police chief is calling “one of the most difficult and trying cases we have. ever had to investigate.”
Camilla Francisquini, who was laid to rest Saturday, was found “in a dismembered state” when investigators and first responders discovered her remains at the Naugatuck home of her father, Christopher Francisquini, on Friday, Nov. 18, according to Naugatuck Police. Chief Colin McAllister.
“If anyone out there is assisting, assisting or helping to hide Francisquini, you’re not safe yourself,” McAllister told reporters last week. “This suspect has shown a propensity for violence and a violent, violent act of murder.”
Francisquini, whom McAllister described as being “well known” to law enforcement and having an “extensive criminal history,” was out on special parole at the time of the alleged murder and has removed a court-ordered GPS tracking device from his body, the police chief also said.
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The 31-year-old is now charged with murder with special circumstances and risk of injury to a minor. The motive for the killing is still unknown.
“He has a history of violent offending, he has posed a danger to the public in the past,” McAllister said.
Authorities, citing a doctor, say Camilla died as a result of neck compressions and stab wounds.
McAllister said a vehicle belonging to Francisquini was found abandoned along Interstate-91 in the New Haven area on Friday, where his daughter was discovered dead, while surveillance cameras also captured him walking along a street in the southern Connecticut town.
The police chief also said McAllister was involved in a dispute with Camilla’s mother in Waterbury in the lead-up to the alleged killing of their daughter.
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Connecticut State Police and the FBI’s Violent Crime Task Forces are among the agencies assisting in the hunt for Francisquini, with the latter offering a “$10,000 reward to anyone with information leading to the capture and prosecution of this suspect,” Naugatuck Police Department. say.
“We will continue to seek justice for Camilla and do everything we can to apprehend her killer,” the department wrote in a Facebook post on Saturday. “We ask the public to keep Camilla’s family in your hearts and prayers in the coming days as they continue to navigate an unimaginable loss.”