Connecticut police announced Friday that they have arrested a fugitive accused of killing his 11-month-old daughter last month.
Christopher Francisquini, 31, was charged in November with murder with special circumstances and risk of injury to a minor after his daughter’s dismembered remains were discovered in the family’s Naugatuck home.
A tipster spotted him at a bus station in nearby Waterbury around 3 p.m. on Friday, informing police. He was taken into custody without incident, Naugatuck Police Chief Colin McAllister said.
McAllister said Francisquini is scheduled to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on Monday morning on a $5 million bond.
According to McAllister, Francisquini has a significant record of criminal convictions and is well known to authorities.
“The heinous nature of the crime committed against baby Camilla” will never be forgotten by any of the officers involved, McAllister said.
“Nothing can ease the pain that the family is experiencing, but we hope that they can rest easier knowing that this violent criminal has been taken into custody and he’s off the streets,” he added.
There is no information about Francisquini’s whereabouts for two weeks or whether he received any assistance, police said.
“We can’t rule out that there may be additional arrests if we can determine that someone was assisting him or helping him,” McAllister explained.
FBI had offered a $10,000 reward, which it said was now $25,000 after it was increased this week.