FBI, Dept. of Justice Join Teen’s Murder Investigation; Still Searching for Clues

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Fairfield police didn’t reveal anything new in their investigation into the murder of 13-year-old Genelle Conway-Allen Wednesday, but they did dispute information reported earlier.

“It’s been reported that the police department is looking for a silver minivan. That is inaccurate,” Fairfield Police Chief Walter Tibbitt said.

But a worker from a business directly across the street from where Genelle’s body was found, described a vehicle captured on their surveillance cameras as a silver minivan to FOX40.

We do know a vehicle entered into Allan Witt Park around 5:30 last Friday morning, and quickly left within three minutes. Genelle’s body was discovered about an hour later.

A police source close to the investigation said they have been looking for a specific vehicle and had anticipated releasing a portion of that surveillance tape. However, police decided against that before Wednesday’s press release.

Chief Tibbett said they aren’t releasing the cause of her death. But sources confirmed to FOX40 Genelle had been strangled. Investigators are hopeful to break this case.

Tibbett also disputed our report that a composite sketch of a possible suspect would be released.

Sources close to the investigation confirmed to FOX40, that a witness has been helping them put together a sketch of the suspect.

Police are asking for the public’s help, specifically if anyone spotted Genelle between Thursday afternoon and early Friday, last week.

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