UNIVERSITY of Connecticut student-turned-machete murderer has escaped justice once more, losing police in Duryea County, Penn., just miles from Scranton, Your Content can report.
“There must’ve been 5 – maybe six helicopters circling my home,” a Scranton resident told Your Content. “They were there from midnight to well past 6 a.m.”
As Your Content readers know, the 23-year-old University of Connecticut student fled Connecticut after brutally murdering at least two people and kidnapping a third on May 22.
“Manfredonia has possibly made his way into the NEPA area. Please be aware of your surroundings and call 911 or the PA State Police at 570-963-3156 to report any suspicious activity,” police previously told Your Content.
Earlier today, police said the at-large killer hit the highway towards New Jersey for unknown reasons after stealing a black SUV in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, sometime Tuesday — according to an alert issued by Warren Countyofficials.
Duryea officials said they called in officers from surrounding towns and state police Tuesday night and used a helicopter to help with the search of the railroad tracks and woods, but they didn’t find anyone and called off the search after several hours.
“At this time we don’t have enough information to confirm it was the suspect from Connecticut but ask that residents be aware and cautious of their surroundings,” Duryea police said in a statement Wednesday.
The man fled toward nearby railroad tracks and a wooded area, officials said. The firefighter asked the man what he was doing, but he did not respond as he left the scene, police said.
“When officers arrived on scene the witness a member of the fire department provided a description of the male who was carrying a large backpack who fled from the area towards the wooded area and railroad tracks,” Duryea Police said on Facebook Wednesday.
“The suspect was hiding behind the dumpster to the rear of the property possibly laying behind the dumpster. The male didn’t respond to the fireman asking him what he was doing prior to leaving the scene. The description provided by the fireman was very similar to the wanted person from Connecticut.”
Your Content readers were first to know that the FBI have drafted in agents from around the country to help bring the 23-year-old UConn student to justice after fleeing from a community nearby his hometown of Sandy Hook, Connecticut on May 22 following a string of murders, and sources close to the investigation previously told Your Content they are confident the mystery will soon be solved.