UConn murder suspect arrested in Maryland after manhunt

UConn murder suspect arrested in Maryland after manhunt

UConn murder suspect arrested in Maryland after manhunt

A college student sought by police as a suspect in a crime spree including two slayings in CT has been captured in Maryland, police said Wednesday night.

Since the first of the two homicides in CT happened on Friday, May 22, nvestigators followed the trail of Manfredonia through northern New Jersey and the Poconos in Pennsylvania.

Manfredonia, who was captured in Maryland, was not injured, officials said.

Manfredonia is also alleged to have abducted another person from the Derby home Sunday, police said.

Manfredonia could be facing state or federal charges, which will be decided in the coming days, she said Wednesday night following his arrest.

Hagerstown Police had been alerted to Manfredonia's possible presence after he was seen in Chambersburg, Franklin County Pa., on Tuesday.

Police released pictures from the convenience store that show a man matching Manfredonia's general description at the cash register. Police believe the bag is full of guns that the suspect stole from a home invasion in CT.

"If seen, do not approach. This is what is important for the families of the victims", said Trooper First Class Christine Jeltema, a spokeswoman for Connecticut State Police.

The investigation began last Friday and involved investigators from four states and the FBI so far.

Manfredonia has been on the run since police said he killed 62-year-old Ted DeMers, of Willington, Connecticut, and Manfredonia's high school friend, 23-year-old Nicholas Eisele. At the time police believed Manfredonia was headed toward Hagerstown in a Uber.

Hours later, police received a 911 call requesting a wellbeing check for a home in Derby, Connecticut.

Manfredonia had a large duffel bag full of guns, stolen during a home invasion in CT, police said. The girlfriend was found unharmed with her vehicle at a rest stop on Interstate 80 in Columbia, New Jersey, police said.

Meanwhile, Pennsylvania State Police say Manfredonia was dropped off by an Uber in front of a Walmart in East Stroudsburg before walking behind the store and onto a set of train tracks on Sunday.

A multi-state search is underway for Peter Manfredonia, a 23-year-old University of CT senior, who is suspected of killing two men in CT then fleeing the state. Hagerstown Police reported that he was taken into custody without incident.

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