FBI agents are on the hunt after receiving several tips from townspeople indicating a vacant property nearby the Connecticut-New York border was occupied by two individuals Saturday night, and Your Content obtained exclusive photographs from the residence that led authorities back to Connecticut Wednesday morning.
Federal agents are scouring the rural area of Greenwich County, Conn., in addition to several points of interest in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland to find Connecticut killer Peter Manfredonia.
“It is believed that there were two individuals in a vacant property nearby the Connecticut-New York border,” a source close to the massive multi-state manhunt told Your Content.
According to sources close to the situation, noise was heard coming from a vacant residence in Greenwich, Connecticut sometime after 9:00p.m. Saturday.
The property is located just 7 minutes from the Connecticut-New York border and under two hours from East Stroudsburg, where Manfredonia was first spotted after the two murders — leaving behind a vehicle along with the girl he abducted from the murder scene.
The individual, who spoke under the condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the case, stated a witness saw what they believed to be two people in the house.
From there, at approximately 2:30 a.m., surveillance footage obtained and reviewed by Your Content reveals lights flickering from the residence.
According to a local real estate agent, who also spoke under the condition of anonymity until Manfredonia is captured, the property has been vacant and off the market for nearly two years.
Early Monday morning — neighbors visited the property to see if damage had been done and found what appeared to be red writing on the wall, eerily similar to what was located in Manfredonia’s dorm and a door left open at the vacant home.
“Through the window in one of the living spaces there’s a big red – both in upper and lower case lettering with underlining that reads: You Better Run,'” the source says.
At the time, there was little to no media coverage regarding the 23-year-old University of Connecticut student, according to the neighbor.
“The story about Peter had not been on many people’s radar at that point,” the neighbor said.
Roughly 12 hours later, the neighbor was watching the afternoon news cycle and saw photographs allegedly showing Manfredonia’s apartment, prompting them to alert Greenwich Police.
Your Content readers were among the first to know that Manfredonia left behind a disturbing scene at his apartment nearby the University of Connecticut — comparing his situation to the one of Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza.
NATIONALLY acclaimed Human Behavior Expert and founder of The Human Behavior Lab, Dr. Susan Constantine, told Your Content the writings on the wall may contain critical evidence that could help authorities catch up to the fleeing student-turned machete murderer.
“There are some things that are similar and there are others that are not, but what I find interesting is his handwriting is small for the most part,” Dr. Constantine told Your Content. “He’s connecting letters together like he’s writing in cursive.”
“So, when you look at that, you look to see how the lowercase letters are as far as the height of them and those are very consistent, which is a very good piece of evidence to compare because it’s quite pronounced.”
Dr. Constantine continued: “He’s got his own little DNA snapshot of the way he writes. The way the he connects his letters as if he’s writing cursive and other times he has letters stand alone.”
“He has a very low, mountain movement on the bottom and that’s pretty consistent with the other writing,” noting an important finding factor was the style of the author’s curvy handwriting.
Furthermore, Dr. Constantine says an interesting factor to consider is Manfredonia’s consistent self questioning indicates the mentally unstable University of Connecticut senior is taking a third party’s opinion into consideration.
“He has this dialogue with himself. He’s setting up these questions: ‘Will I get in trouble for this?’” said Dr. Constantine.
“In turn, the term will I translates to: ‘What if I do this? Am I going to get in trouble? He’s thinking out loud and writing those questions down. I find it rather interesting that he’s dialoging himself.”
Dr. Constantine also points out the third party could very well be nothing more than a delusion of a third person
“It’s almost as if there’s some governed person over him that he’s talking to – there’s some dialogue that’s going on with a third party. He could be listening to something or someone from the past – when you say:
‘Will I or will I not? Who will I get in trouble by?’ Who is this dialogue with? I find that to be fascinating, so he’s talking to someone out loud but he’s documenting it, he’s questioning it like he’s comparing it to something,” said Dr. Constantine.
However, she warns if the writings on the wall are in fact his, they may contain a cryptic and deadly warning of an imminent, well thought out murder plot.
“When he writes future, that’s important. When I see capital letters, that’s important. When I see run, that’s important. But when he’s writing: ‘I’m not angry I’m upset,’ that’s an emotional response. He’s telling somebody ‘I’m not angry, I’m upset.’”
“He’s dialoging his emotions towards someone and other people. When he says ‘I’m not angry I’m upset,’ that could very well be a girl,” continued Dr. Constantine, adding:
“And when he says ‘Run’, now he’s taking action. Now he’s saying ‘OK, I’m going to commit this crime.'”
“Now it’s more cordial and thought out. He’s basically telling himself ‘I’ve already got a plan.’ And now he’s saying get ready.”
According to a nearby realtor briefed on the situation, the writing has been on the wall perhaps as far back as Oct. 2019, but neighbors are adamant they haven’t noticed it before.
“I mean with a massive manhunt for a person wanted by multiple states, I think ignoring this would be a pretty dumb move,” the realtor said, noting police were on location sometime Wednesday.
Neighbors also fear Manfredonia was hiding in plain sight at the residence for weeks leading up to the murder-spree and abduction.
“Now if what the real estate broker says is true, and it’s been there for many months, then Manfredonia could very likely have been there for those months.”
NOW, Connecticut State Police say they are viciously pursuing the revelation brought to their attention by Your Content.
“Our detectives are actively working with various state, local and federal agencies to bring this matter to a safe end for all involved,” Connecticut State Police Trooper Josue J. Dorelus told Your Content.
“Once further information becomes available we will be sure to disseminate it accordingly,” Trooper Dorelus continued, noting there are no updates to Manfredonia’s whereabouts.
Out of an abundance of caution, Your Content is withholding the address as this is an ongoing investigation. The witnesses allowed Your Content to provide their identifying information, along with other material — to the Connecticut State Police for review.