Connecticut Homicide Suspect Found in Seabrook, NH, Hotel Room
A man who was a suspect in a Connecticut homicide was found in a Seabrook motel on Tuesday morning.
Matthew Candler, 46, was a suspect in the death of Jeffrey Rawson, who was found dead in a house in Chaplin, Connecticut on Sunday morning. His Ford F-350 pickup was found in a parking lot on Lafayette Road in Salisbury late Monday night, according to Connecticut State Police.
Investigators determined Candler was still in the area and had checked into the Seabrook Inn just off Route 107, according to Seabrook Police Chief Brett Walker. A perimeter was set up around the hotel.
Police called the room Candler was believed to be staying in, but he did not pick up the phone, according to Walker. He also did not respond to orders to surrender from the officers in the lot.
Candler was eventually taken into custody around 1:40 p.m., Walker said. Walker gave credit to Sgt. Justin Murphy's experience and knowledge of the area for finding Candler.
"He was able to direct police resources to secure a perimeter on the building and ensure that hotel rooms in the vicinity of the suspect were cleared while still conducting the investigation. We are grateful that this incident was peacefully resolved," Walker said in a statement.