‘Armed and dangerous’ suspect sought by Naugatuck police for death of 11-month-old child

Christopher Francisquini is wanted in connection with the death of a 1-year-old child on Milldale Avenue that happened Friday.
Published: Nov. 18, 2022 at 1:22 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 20, 2022 at 10:14 PM EST
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NAUGATUCK, CT (WFSB) - Police in Naugatuck are looking for who they’re calling an “armed and dangerous” suspect.

Christopher Francisquini is wanted in connection with the death of an 11-month-old child on Milldale Avenue that happened Friday.

Naugatuck police have obtained an arrest warrant for Francisquini for the charges of murder with special circumstance and risk of injury to a minor.

Police say they will hold a press conference on Monday at 10:30am to update the community and media on the investigation.

Christopher Francisquini is wanted in connection with the death of a 1-year-old child in...
Christopher Francisquini is wanted in connection with the death of a 1-year-old child in Naugatuck, police said.(Naugatuck police)

They described Francisquini as standing 6 feet tall and weighing 230 pounds.

The suspect was believed to be driving a gray 2006 Chevrolet Impala with Connecticut registration BF81275.

The Naugatuck police chief said the vehicle was found abandoned earlier tonight on I-91 near Exit 8.

They also revealed the suspect is related to the victim.

Naugatuck Police released new surveillance photos of a suspect matching the description of Francisquini walking on Quinnipiac Ave in New Haven around 4:00 pm on Friday.

Investigators believe this suspect is Francisquini.

Police believe the person captured on surveillance video is Francisquini
Police believe the person captured on surveillance video is Francisquini(Naugatuck Police Department)

A neighbor, Kelly Moss, that was home when police arrived expressed how heartbroken she was to hear about the sad news.

Moss said, “I can’t wrap my head around it. That is sad, it’s disturbing. It really is.”

Moss has lived off of Millville Avenue for more than four years. It is the first time that she is seeing police tape come up near her home. She heard the moment police arrived.

“They went running up to the house up there and they were banging on the door and then a whole bunch of other police cars came up. They had their rifles out, banging on the door, banging on the door,” Moss said.

She quickly realized the severity of the situation.

Moss said, “One of the officers came running back out, started yelling, you need to get in here, it’s a priority. The ambulance people, the EMTs, went in.”

“My heart goes out to them. It really does. It just, I don’t know what to say. I…it’s sad,” Moss said.

“This stems from an incident that occurred earlier [Friday] in the Borough of Naugatuck,” police said. “Anyone with information is asked to contact Naugatuck police or dial 911. Please do not approach the suspect.”

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Christopher Francisquini is wanted in connection with the death of a 1-year-old child on Milldale Avenue that happened Friday.
Police continue to investigate the death of a 1-year old girl in Naugatuck.
Police are actively looking for suspect after a child's death in Naugatuck.