New Britain police search for missing 31-year-old woman believed to be with murder suspect


The New Britain Police Department have issued a missing person report for a 31-year-old woman who is believed to be in the company of Benjamin Morales, the New Britain man accused of murder. 

Related: PD: ‘Armed and dangerous’ man wanted for murder of woman in New Britain

Police say Virgen Maria Figueroa, age 31, was reported missing by family members on Tuesday.

According to officers, it is believed that Virgen is in the company of Benjamin Morales, who has an outstanding warrant for the murder of Alice Marie Figueroa. Morales is considered to be armed and dangerous. 

The family has not had any contact with Virgen Figueroa since Monday around 5pm.

Virgen is described to be 4’08” tall, weigh 180lbs., has short brown hair and a “Juanito” tattoo on her hand, and last seen wearing black pajamas.

Police confirmed that although Virgen and Alice have the same last name of Figueroa, they are not related. 

Related: Officials identify woman fatally shot in New Britain, suspect still at large

Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Virgen is urged to contact Lt. Rembisz at 860-826-3131 or leave an anonymous tip by calling 860-826- 3199.

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