NY Murder Suspect Sought in Northern Virginia

Manhunt now focused on Prince William Co.

By Ashley E. Brown
|  Thursday, Sep 27, 2012  |  Updated 9:06 PM EDT
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NY Murder Suspect Sought in Northern Virginia

Anthony Robert Taglianetti II

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A nationwide manhunt for a murder suspect in western New York has led investigators to northern Virginia.

Anthony Robert Taglianetti II of Woodbridge, Va., is wanted in connection with the homicide of 51-year-old Keith Reed Jr.

Police found Reed, who was the schools superintendent in the small town of Clymer, N.Y., shot to death behind his home Sept. 21.

At a press conference Thursday afternoon, authorities did not reveal specifics of what led them to finger Taglianetti as a suspect, but they said they have reason to believe Taglianetti came back to Virginia after the murder.

“[This was not a] random act of violence,” said Chautauqua County Sheriff Joseph Gerace.

“We believe it was isolated and oriented toward Mr. Reed,” added  District attorney David Foley.

Law enforcement officials told News4 there were reports that Taglianetti was in Prince William County earlier this week. Though they believe Reed was a specific target, they warn everyone in the area that Taglianetti may be armed and dangerous.

Anyone who may spot Taglianetti is urged to stay away from him and to contact police immediately.

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