Woman kidnapped by Connecticut murder suspect found safe in New Jersey; suspect still on the run

A 23-year-old woman who said she was abducted by a college student suspected of killing two people in Connecticut has been found safe in New Jersey, police said Monday.

News 12 Staff

May 26, 2020, 10:02 AM

Updated 1,427 days ago

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A 23-year-old woman who said she was abducted by a college student suspected of killing two people in Connecticut has been found safe in New Jersey, police said Monday.
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The woman, whose boyfriend was found shot to death Sunday at a home in Derby, Connecticut, was located at a rest stop near Paterson with her 2016 Volkswagen Jetta.
The woman told police that suspect Peter Manfredonia, 23, took her from the residence against her will, using her vehicle as a getaway car.
Manfredonia has been on the run since Friday.
At a press conference Monday, Manfredonia’s family attorney, Michael Dolan, says he should turn himself in.
"Peter, if you're listening, you are loved,” says Dolan. “Your parents, sisters, entire family loves you. Nobody wants any harm to come to you. It's time to let the healing process begin. It's time to surrender."

Dolan says Manfredonia has struggled with mental health issues over the past few years. His parents have reportedly not had any contact with him.

AP wire services helped contribute to this report.


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