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SUV stolen near area where Connecticut double homicide suspect last seen

PENNSYLVANIA – Police are searching for an SUV that was stolen near the location where Peter Manfredonia, 23, who is wanted in connection to a double homicide in Connecticut, was last seen, state police said.

Pennsylvania state police said they are looking for a 2012 Black Hyundai Santa Fe with Pennsylvania license plate KYW-1650 that was stolen on Monday at around 9:00 p.m. The car was near East Stroudsburg in Monroe County, the last known location of Manfredonia.

“At this point a connection cannot be confirmed, but the location of this theft is near the area Peter Manfredonia was last observed on surveillance video,” Pennsylvania State Trooper Anthony Petroski said.

(Photo: Suspect was last seen Sunday afternoon, May 24 in East Stroudsburg, Monroe County, PA./Courtesy Pennsylvania State Police)

Pennsylvania troopers were able to determine that Manfredonia was dropped off by an Uber driver in front of the Walmart in East Stroudsburg. He then walked behind the store onto a set of railroad tracks and was still in possession of duffle bag full of guns he stole from the home invasion in Connecticut, Pennsylvania State Police said.

“It is believed that Manfredonia does not have ties to the area,” Pennsylvania State Police said.

On Friday, May 22, Manfredonia was allegedly seen leaving the scene of a homicide and serious assault on Mirtl Road in Willington, Ct. He then held a victim against his will after committing a home invasion on Turnpike Road in Willington, where he stole firearms and a truck. He then traveled to Derby, Ct where he abandoned the truck, Connecticut State Police said.

Manfredonia then allegedly went to the home of an acquaintance on Roosevelt Drive in Derby, where he killed another individual, Connecticut State Police said.

Manfredonia allegedly left in a 2016 black Volkswagen Jetta which was located Sunday in New Jersey near the Pennsylvania border. He then used a different form of transportation and traveled to East Stroudsburg, Pa, Connecticut State Police said.

Manfredonia was last seen in East Stroudsburg wearing dark colored shorts, white t-shirt and carrying a black duffel bag. He is considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached, state police said.

If anyone encounters Manfredonia, you’re urged to call 9-1-1 immediately.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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