Luis Mena- Illinois- 1999 Mar 7, 2013 12:12:30 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Mar 7, 2013 12:12:30 GMT -5
Fugitive Profile as of August 20th, 2014 (Based on Des Plaines police wanted poster):
Date of Birth: 06/21/1974
Scars/Tattoos/Marks: Scars- Chest, Tattoo- Hand
Who to call if you've seen him: Des Plaines Police at (847) 391-5400
Luis Rodrgiuez-Mena was featured as a full segment and re-enactment in June on AMW on Lifetime.
In 1999, he allegedly brutally raped and murdered a female flight attendant in Des Plains, Illinois. The victim's head was nearly decpaitated. The victim valiantly fought back and Mena allegedly still has scars on his chest to this day. Police say he then bragged to his girlfriend and family members after fleeing to Mexico about the murder, and threatened to kill anyone who told on him. The girlfriend did the right thing and eventually did tell on him anyway.
And this is the part that enrages me. On the old forum, we discuss that often Mexican officials won't look for the fugitve unless they know the exact address- the town or village isn't good enough (this is why it took longer than it should have to capture Desiree Lingo-Perkins). But in this case, in 2008, Mena's exact address in Tejalpa, Morelos, Mexico was known. But after the Des Plaines, Illinois police chief was told to stand by, and after a few months, Mena was gone by the time authorities finally went to his house. What happened? Why did it take so long when they knew exactly where he was?
Now Mena's ex-girlfriend is very concerned, convinced she rcently saw Mena back in the Chicago area watching her 12-year old son play in the backyard. Is she so afraid of him she thinks she sees him? Or is he possibly back?
Mena, although not as publicizied is similar to Fidel Urbina in that while he had been in Mexico, some think he may be back in Chicago visiting family, and a detective in the case says he may be working a construction or blue-collar job.
This year, I added Luis Mena to my personal dirty dozen, and he made my #2 most wanted AMW fugitive of 2012. That young flight attendant's family needs justice, and the girlfriend and son need to stop living in fear. Let's hope he's caught quickly and another AMW airing does him in.
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