Missing Woman Believed to Be With New Britain Murder Suspect: Police

New Britain police are searching for a missing woman who is believed to be with the suspect in a woman’s killing.

Virgen Maria Figueroa, 31, was reported missing by her family on Tuesday and has not been heard from since around 5 p.m. on Monday.

Police said she is believed to be with 42-year-old Benjamin Morales, the suspect in the death of Alice Marie Figueroa. Police have said Morales and Alice Figueroa were dating and have children together.

Alice Figueroa and Virgen Figueroa are not related, according to police.

Police have been actively searching for Morales, who is considered armed and dangerous. Police said they believe Virgen Figueroa and Morales were dating. They do not believe she was involved in the homicide, and are concerned for her safety given the allegations against Morales.

Virgen Figueroa is described as 4-foot-8, 180 pounds, with short brown hair and a tattoo reading “Juanito” on her hand. She was last seen wearing black pajamas.

Benjamin Morales is 5-feet-6 and has brown hair and brown eyes.

He is known to frequent New Britain and Hartford and police warn that he is considered to be armed and dangerous and should not be approached.

Anyone with information on either of their whereabouts is asked to contact the New Britain Police Department at 860-826-3000 or leave an anonymous tip by calling 860-826-3199.

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