State Police Look for Person of Interest, Vehicle in Connection to Chaplin Homicide

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Connecticut State Police are searching for a person of interest and their vehicle in connection to a homicide in Chaplin on Sunday.

Troopers were called to Miller Road around 6:10 a.m. after getting a report of an assault with life-threatening injuries.

When state police arrived, they said they found a man who had died. His identity has not been released.

Detectives responded to the scene and said they have identified a person of interest as 46-year-old Matthew Candler.

Connecticut State Police
Matthew Candler, 46.

According to state police, investigators are working on finding Candler who is believed to be driving a light blue 1989 Ford F-350.

The vehicle has a red stripe on the tailgate and has a Minnesota license plate of YBN8321, according to authorities.

Connecticut State Police
The vehicle has a Minnesota license plate of YBN8321.

Officials stress that the vehicle or its operator should not be approached if found.

The Eastern District Major Crimes Division is investigating.

Anyone with information about the vehicle is asked to call State Police at (860) 779-4900 or your local police department by calling 911. All calls and texts will remain confidential.

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