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Chaplin homicide vehicle found in Salisbury Mass. police say

Police say the person of interest is believed to be driving a 1989 Ford F-350 vehicle with a Minnesota license plate.

CHAPLIN, Conn. — Connecticut State Police is investigating after a man was found dead inside a home on Miller Road in Chaplin Sunday morning. 

At around 6:12 a.m., Troopers responded to a report of an assault with life-threatening injuries. When troopers arrived at the home, they found a man dead inside.

The deceased man was identified as Jeffrey C. Rawson. State police detectives from the Eastern District Major Crime Squad are still investigating what led up to the victim's death.

Detectives identified the person of interest as Matthew Candler. Police say Candler is believed to be driving a light blue colored 1989 Ford F-350, with a red stripe on the tailgate and Minnesota license plate YBN8321.

On Monday, police say they found the vehicle in Salisbury Mass. The person of interest has not yet been located.

Credit: State Police

One of the neighbors, Stephen Hall said it is a strange and weird situation. 

"This is a quiet neighborhood, you know, it’s unfortunate that it happened...We’re all concerned when something like that happens. It’s quiet around here," Hall said. 

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Police say the vehicle or Candler should not be approached if located.

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If anyone has information regarding the person of interest or the vehicle, contact State Police detectives at 860-779-4900 or your local police department at 911. 

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Jareliz Diaz is a digital content producer at FOX61 News. She can be reached at jdiaz@fox61.com


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