Jennifer Puente- Texas- 2012 Mar 8, 2015 10:47:23 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Mar 8, 2015 10:47:23 GMT -5
(Above photo credit: valleycentral.com)
On March 17th, 2012, a burning body was found along Knighthurst Drive in Ennis, Texas. Police later identified the victim as 15-year old Moriah Gonzales and stated that she had been murdered.
A week later, a suspect, 29-year old Jose Manuel Alvarado was arrested and was later sentenced to 34 years in prison (too light if you ask me.)
However, police also said there was an accomplice- Jennifer Samantha Puente, who was only 18 years old (she is now 21).
Although police have not identified a specific motive- disturbing details have come out about Puente's alleged criminal intentions.
In a custody hearing for her child, Puente's ex-boyfriend testified that he "believed she wanted to join a gang and kill people and burn their bodies." One local news station says there was a potential "hit list" and Puente had been planning to murder several subjects. Her ex-boyfriend believes he was also on that list.
Despite a special alert by the Texas Department of Public Safety, and a Facebook group dedicated to getting justice for Moriah that I discovered while researching this case, Puente remains on the run.
Texas DPS officials say Puente has ties to Grand Prairie, Arlington and Ennis, but also has family in Corsicana and El Cenizo just outside Laredo.
In addition to the "FU Everybody" and “Baby John” tattoo mentioned in her wanted poster, DPS officials say she also has another tattoo of a pacifier on the bottom of her right arm.
Thoughts? As much as I hate to to admit it as dangerous fugitives probably take pleasure in being called dangerous, I find Jennifer Puente to be one of the scariest female fugitives we've ever profiled, and that's with her being only 18 at the time of her alleged crime. Apparently, Moriah Gonzales is dead, and her body burned, because a bored teenager allegedly decided to join a gang and kill people. It's the ultimate definition of senselessness and callousness. We need to get justice for Moriah. I found some Facebook pages dedicated to getting justice for her as well so a lot of people obviously really want to see Puente caught.
Update: As of 7/19/2018, no recent articles can be found. Based on this and considering she was aired on The Hunt, I feel it is reasonably safe to assume that Puente is unfortunately still at large as of this update (7/19/2018).
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