Search Underway for Man Suspected of Slashing Throat of Estranged Wife

Milford police are looking for a man who they say slashed his estranged wife’s throat, then stabbed the elderly man she had been hired to care for.

Police responded to a home on Washington Street just after 7:30 p.m. on Sunday to investigate what was reported as a domestic dispute and stabbing.

They found a woman with a bad cut on her neck. She is the live-in caretaker for an elderly Milford man, who police said suffered a head injury and a cut to his neck during the attack.

Paramedics brought both victims to area hospitals, and both are listed in stable condition, according to police.

Amado Rodriguez, 48, is believed to have stabbed both victims. Police said he went into the house without permission, went into the woman’s bedroom and cut her throat with a knife while she was sleeping.

Then he attacked the elderly male, who has vision impairment, stole the man’s car and fled, police said.

Now, police are searching for Rodriguez, who is on the loose. He has ties to New Britain, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Rodriguez is 5-foot-11, weighs 280 pounds and has a clean-shaven face and head. He is believed to be driving a gray 2011 Hyundai Tucson with Connecticut plates 826YTB.

He is considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached.

If you have information on his whereabouts, call Milford Det. Jeffrey Cortes at 203-877-1465 or email him at

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