Conn. State Police seek truck with Minn. license plate, person of interest in connection to Chaplin homicide

A man in Chaplin was found dead Sunday morning by Connecticut State Troopers responding to reports of an assault with life-threatening injuries.

Later in the day, Connecticut State Police identified 46-year-old Matthew Candler as a person of interest in the investigation.

A news release from Connecticut State Police said troopers got the call at about 6:12 a.m. and found the man’s body near the intersection of South Bear Hill Road and Miller Road. His identity is not being released at this time.

Detectives are searching for a light blue 1989 Ford F-350 that has a red stripe on the tailgate. It bears the Minnesota license plate YBN-8321, according to the news release. Police say the vehicle and its driver should not be approached if located.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Connecticut State Police at 860-779-4900. All tips will remain confidential.