Police have identified the woman found dead in her New Britain condominium on Friday night and the search continues for the suspect who also prompted an Amber Alert early Saturday morning.
Police responded to unit 203 at 48 North Mountain Road in New Britain around 10 p.m. on Friday to investigate a domestic disturbance after a neighbor called 911 and reported fighting in the unit, police said.
When no one answered the door, officers forced their way into the home and found 33-year-old Yasheeka Miles unresponsive in a bedroom with an apparent gunshot wound to the head.
She was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Her death has been ruled a homicide.
Based on what police found in the home, they determined that two children might have lived there. They did find one child with a family member in Connecticut, but 2-year-old Paisley Miles was gone, so police issued an Amber Alert and the search began to find her.
Police identified 36-year-old Patrick Miles as a suspect and said he fled to New York City with Paisley after the incident.
The little girl was found safe with family members in Brooklyn, New York around 4 a.m. Saturday. Authorities believe that Patrick took Paisley and dropped her off with a relative in New York and they said that relative is cooperating with the police investigation.
Paisley was taken to the hospital as a precaution and was found to be unharmed. She is currently with family members in Connecticut, according to New Britain police.
Police said Yasheeka and Patrick Miles had a domestic relationship, but have not elaborated on what the relationship between them is. On Monday, police issued a news released listing 48 North Mountain Road as the home address for both of them.
The focus of the investigation has now shifted to finding Patrick Miles. He is 5-feet-9-inches tall and was last seen driving a mid-90s silver and gray Chevy Malibu.
According to New Britain police, Miles does have a criminal history in Vernon and New London.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call New Britain police at 860-826-3000 or the anonymous TIPS line at 860-826-3299. Tips can also be made online at newbritainpolice.org.