A man who has been the subject of a month-long manhunt in connection with the slaying of his ex-girlfriend has been spotted in central Maine, police say.

Maine State Police

Maine State Police, aided by the Warden Service and the Piscataquis Sheriff's Office have been searching Monday afternoon after a confirmed sighting of Robert Burton around the noon hour, according to Public Safety Department spokesman Steve McCausland.

A camp owner in North Guilford told police he saw Burton on his property and then saw him run off to nearby Davis Pond, where he stole a canoe or kayak. The new search area is off Route 150, about five miles north of downtown Guilford, McCausland said.

The 38-year-old Burton was reported to be wearing camouflage clothing and carrying a black backpack. This is the first confirmed sighting of Burton since June 17, when he was spotted along a snowmobile trail in Guilford.

The search was still underway late in the day Monday.