- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 21, 2014

OLD SAYBROOK, Conn. (AP) - Old Saybrook police say a 43-year-old local man charged with driving under the influence in an accident that killed his girlfriend has gone missing.

Police told The Day of New London (http://bit.ly/1drEAPb ) that they’re looking for John Shepard and believe he has left the state. He was charged with DUI after the July 2013 accident that killed 49-year-old Leah Coleman of Old Saybrook, and police are now trying to serve a warrant charging him with manslaughter.

Shepard’s lawyer, former Chief State’s Attorney Christopher Morano, declined to comment on his client’s whereabouts or the manslaughter charge.

Police say Shepard was driving a Jeep off-road and Coleman was a passenger when it rolled over near his home. Authorities say Coleman, a mother of two, wasn’t wearing a seat belt.

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Information from: The Day, http://www.theday.com

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