A Chicago man who allegedly stabbed to death his wife just hours after they got married has been added the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives List, federal authorities announced.
Arnoldo Jimenez, 37, is accused of stabbing his new wife, Estrella Carrera, 18 times as they argued in his Maserati after their 2012 wedding at Chicago City Hall, the FBI said. He allegedly dragged her body into the bathtub of her apartment and left it there, agents said. She was still wearing the silver-sequined cocktail dress she wore to their reception.
A reward of up to $100,000 has been offered for information leading to the arrest of Jimenez, who is believed to have fled to Durango, Mexico, the FBI said.
“Because of this horrific crime, a family has forever lost their mother, daughter and sister. We are now asking for the public’s assistance to ensure that Jimenez is swiftly brought to justice," said Special Agent in Charge Jeffrey Sallet of the FBI's Chicago bureau.
Carrera had two children from a previous relationship, her family said. Her sister told The Associated Press in 2012 that the family received a phone call from the new husband's sister, who told them her brother had called her, crying, to say he'd left Carrera bleeding after a "bad fight."
She told few people she was getting married, her family said. Her remains were found after relatives called police for a welfare check after she failed to pick up her children.
Jimenez's cellphone was tracked from Chicago to Tennessee to Arkansas to Texas, the FBI said. It was last used May 13, 2012, near the Mexican border. He faces charges of first-degree murder and unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.