Months after a warrant was issued for his arrest, police in London, Ont., say a 47-year-old man wanted in connection with the death of his four-year-old daughter in 2021 remains at large.
On Wednesday, police issued another appeal to the public for information on the whereabouts of Guiseppe Joseph Stillitano of London, who is being sought on a charge of manslaughter and criminal negligence causing death.
Stillitano was charged by way of arrest warrant in late October 2022 following a 17-month investigation into the child’s death.
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Police responded to a home on Nelson Street around 1 p.m. on March 7, 2021, for a report of an unresponsive child in need of medical attention.
In a statement at the time, police said “life-saving efforts were initiated, however, the child was pronounced deceased at the scene.”
Few other details have been provided about the initial investigation, but police said the child and Stillitano were known to each other and that the incident was not random.
Police have not named the child, however, an online obituary published on March 9, 2021 identifies the deceased as four-year-old Catherine Stillitano-Weatherall, listing a “Joe Stillitano” as her father.
Stillitano-Weatherall, the obituary says, “passed away at home in her sleep with family by her side.”
“Heaven must have needed a special angel that could sing, dance and make a phone cord or shoelace do the magic shuffle and although she didn’t live many years on earth, she deeply touched the hearts of those who truly knew her! She absolutely loved Vanilla Chills Froot Loops & Cheezies.”
Anyone with information about the investigation or Stillitano’s whereabouts is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.