Man Charged in Fatal Connecticut Accident Is Missing

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014  |  Updated 10:29 AM EDT
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Man Charged in Fatal Connecticut Accident Is Missing

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Old Saybrook police said a 43-year-old local man charged with driving under the influence in an accident that killed his girlfriend is missing.

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Old Saybrook police said a 43-year-old local man charged with driving under the influence in an accident that killed his girlfriend is missing.

Police told The Day of New London that they're looking for John Shepard and believe he has left the state.  http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Police-Make-DUI-Arrest-in-Fatal-Crash-216450001.html

Shepard was charged with DUI after the July 2013 accident that killed Leah Coleman, 49, of Old Saybrook, and police are now trying to serve a warrant charging him with manslaughter.

Shepard's lawyer, former Chief State's Attorney Christopher Morano, declined to comment on his client's whereabouts or the manslaughter charge.

Police said Shepard was driving a Jeep off-road and Coleman was a passenger when it rolled over near his home. Authorities said Coleman, a mother of two, wasn't wearing a seat belt.
 

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