FBI offers $10,000 reward for man suspected of killing his new bride
BY STEVE METSCH firstname.lastname@example.org May 24, 2012 12:50PM
A warrant was issued for the arrest of Arnoldo Jimenez in the murder of Estrella Carrera.
Updated: May 24, 2012 2:58PM
The FBI is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of a Chicago man wanted in the murder of his new bride in Burbank earlier this month, police said Thursday.
The search for Arnoldo Jimenez is being concentrated in Durango, Mexico, specifically in the area of Santiago Papasquiaro, a town of about 48,000 people in Central Mexico, according to Burbank police, who said Jimenez is considered armed and dangerous.
Burbank Police have received more than 450 tips regarding the whereabouts of Jimenez, 30, and/or possible sightings of the 2006 Maserati Jimenez drove, Burbank police Capt. Joe Ford said.
“We are still actively searching for the 2006 Maserati, but we don’t believe Jimenez is currently using it for transportation,” Ford wrote in an email.
Jimenez is accused of killing Estrella Carrera, 26, who was found stabbed to death May 13 in her Burbank condo’s bathtub. She still was wearing a silver sequined cocktail dress she wore to celebrate her wedding less than 48 hours earlier.
Ford said the FBI and local police agencies from throughout the United States have been involved in the manhunt.
Jimenez has been charged with first-degree murder in Cook County Circuit Court and unlawful flight to avoid prosecution in U.S. District Court, police said.
He is described as Hispanic, 6 feet tall and weighing from 210 to 225 pounds, and uses the alias Arnoldo Jimenez Rochel, police said.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Chicago FBI Office at (312) 421-6700, the Burbank Police Department at (708) 924-7300 or any local police or FBI office.