Francisco Najera- California- 2007 Jun 22, 2015 3:52:40 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Jun 22, 2015 3:52:40 GMT -5
(Above photo credit: ABC Bakersfield website)
Fugitive Profile as of June 22nd, 2015: (based on ABC Bakersfield article)
Alias: Roman Ruben Rivera
Date of Birth: June 4th, 1956 (59 years old)
Francisco Najera, wanted for the murder of his wife, was a web-exclusive case on AMW's old website. Although the archive giving a full case description no longer works, an article from right after the crime happened, in my opinion, gives a good general gist of the case:
The Bakersfield Police Department has identified a suspect in the murder of Maria Jauregui, whose lifeless body was found early this morning inside her Chevrolet Blazer, in an orchard southeast of Bakersfield.
A $1 million warrant has been issued for the arrest of Francisco Najera, police said today in a release. Anyone with information about the location of Najera is urged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department or Detective Ken Grove at (661) 326-3546.
Jauregui, 51, of Bakersfield, was reported missing by her family Saturday.
According to witnesses the victim was last seen at 7 p.m. Friday in the 500 block of Beverly Street with Najera, her boyfriend.
Later that night, the Kern County Sheriff’s Department received a report from a male caller who said Najera contacted him and told him that he was near an orchard in Delano and he had harmed Jauregui and he was going to kill himself.
Najera, 51, is Hispanic, 5 feet, 9 inches, 200 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. He lives in the area of Watts Drive and South Union Avenue but has made mention of relatives that he was going to in Mexico.
Jauregui's son Angel and his wife Yolanda heard a news report about the discovery of a body early Monday morning and came down to the 6000 block of Fairfax Road. They recognized the SUV. Angel broke down in tears after talking to Detective Grove, according to a Californian reporter at the scene.
A sheriff's deputy saw the SUV Sunday at 6:45 a.m. and thought it was farmworker's vehicle. He saw it again at 4 a.m. on Monday and upon closer inspection saw the body inside.
The Sheriff's Department initially responded to the scene but the BPD was called in when the vehicle was linked to the missing woman.
Yolanda Jauregui, the daughter-in-law of the victim, said Maria Jauregui was supposed to watch her children today and it was very unlike her not to show up or call, which is why the couple came to the scene.
A sheriff's helicopter was searching the vineyard for the possibility of a second body in a possible murder-suicide earlier Monday morning. But no body was found. A police dog tracked a scent from the car, 50 yards east of Fairfax Road on a dirt road on the southside of the vineyard, to the road.
Thoughts? The fact that a dog's scent did not pick up a body, but rather a dirt road, says to me Najera was bluffing about wanting to kill himself and like the coward he allegedly is, ran instead.
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