The FBI has increased the reward to $25,000 as the search for a man who is accused of murdering his daughter continues.
Christopher Francisquini, 31, is accused of brutally murdering and dismembering his 11-month-old daughter in Naugatuck, Connecticut.
He will be charged with murder and risk of injury to a minor once he’s caught.
Police said Francisquini killed the baby on Millville Street in Naugatuck earlier this month.
The FBI is offering $25,000 for information leading to the arrest of Francisquini, who is now on the FBI’s most wanted list. They previously offered a $10,000 reward.
The baby, identified as Camilla Francisquini, died of neck compressions and stab wounds, according to police.
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Naugatuck Police Chief C. Colin McAllister said at a news conference on Nov. 21 that officers discovered the baby dismembered, calling the murder “horrific and gruesome.”
McAllister said at the news conference that police arrived at the grisly scene of the murder after someone in the house called 911 to report that Camilla was dead.
Francisquini, who McAllister said has an “extensive criminal history,” was out on special parole when he is alleged to have committed the crime, and he was wearing a court-ordered tracking device he is believed to have cut off the day of the alleged murder, McAllister said.
Court records show that Francisquini was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 10 years on special parole on a first-degree felony assault charge in 2013.
He has also been arrested on several other charges since then, including a misdemeanor charge of interfering with an officer this year, for which he was sentenced to unconditional discharge.
According to the FBI, Francisquini has ties to Waterbury, New York, and New Haven. He was last seen on Quinnipiac Avenue in New Haven.
Christopher Francisquini is about 6′ tall, weighs 230 pounds, has brown hair and brown eyes, said the FBI.
Francisquini is considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Naugatuck police or the FBI.