CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering a reward of up to $100,000 to track down a man who they say murdered his new bride less than 24 hours after marrying her.
Arnoldo Jimenez, 37, has been added to the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list.
According to a release by the FBI, Estrella Carrera, 26, was found dead in the bathtub of her Burbank, Illinois, home, still in the dress she wore to her wedding reception in the early morning hours of May 12, 2012. Police and the FBI believe Jimenez and his bride got into an argument as they left the reception.
“We believe she was stabbed in the vehicle and then dragged back into the apartment and left bleeding in the bathtub,” said Special Agent Steve Barnard, who is working the case out of the FBI’s Chicago Field Office.
Carrera’s family asked law enforcement to perform a wellness check when she did not arrive to pick up her children, during which Carrera’s body was discovered, according to the agency.
The suspect was added to the list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives because of his violent nature, his alleged involvement in his wife’s killing, and his efforts to evade capture.
Jimenez is reported to be 6 feet tall, between 200 and 225 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He may have fled to Durango, Mexico, specifically in the area of Santiago Papasquiaro. Jimenez may also frequent Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico, according to the FBI release.
A reward of up to $100,000 is being offered for information leading to Jimenez’s capture.
If you have any information, please call 1-800-CALL-FBI.