UConn senior allegedly murders two men and flees in stolen vehicle

Cheryl Sanders
May 26, 2020

A 2016 black Volkswagen Jetta, with CT license plates AU78524, was taken from the scene in Derby. Police believe Manfredonia then allegedly stole a vehicle, which was later found in New Jersey, close to the Pennsylvania border. He might have been seen on Tomlinson Road on Sunday morning, wearing a gray t-shirt, gray sweatpants, and possessing a bag. Police describe him as a 6-foot-3 white man who should be considered armed and unsafe.

Pistols and long guns were stolen from the home, police said.

Law enforcement in three states are searching for Peter Manfredonia a UConn senior

Manfredonia is also suspected of committing a home invasion on Sunday in Willington, Connecticut, stealing multiple firearms, according to the Connecticut State Police release.

Manfredonia is suspected of then heading to a friend's house, who also lived in Derby, and killing the man, identified by cops as 23-year-old Nicholas Eisele, according to the Courant. A man reported he had been held against his will by Manfredonia, who then left with food, several guns and the man's truck, which was found abandoned at 6:45 a.m. near Osbornedale State Park, police said.


Pennsylvania State Police on Monday said they continue to search for Manfredonia.

Before Sunday's crime spree, Manfredonia was wanted in connection with a grisly murder and assault that took place on Friday.


DeMers' wife, Cynthia DeMers, told The Hartford Courant that her husband and an elderly neighbor were targeted after they drove Manfredonia to his motorcycle that was parked down the road.

'It could have been anybody who offered him a ride, ' she said. It just happened to be mine'. Pennsylvania State Police would not confirm this and Allentown police said they have no evidence that he came to the Queen City. The other man suffered severe wounds described as sword or machete wounds, state police said.


Police describe him as a 6-foot-3 white man who should be considered armed and risky. "They are all in our thoughts", the spokesperson said.

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