Wilfred Cotaya- Louisiana- 1981 Aug 10, 2015 8:23:10 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Aug 10, 2015 8:23:10 GMT -5
(Left: Arrest photo of Wilfred Cotaya (1981) Right: Age-enhanced photo from 2004 AMW airing)
Wilfred Cotaya was aired three times on America's Most Wanted: February 17th, 1996, January 25th, 1998 and March 20th, 2004. Below is the 2004 archived description of the case:
"Wilfred Cotaya is wanted by the New Orleans Police Department for the aggravated rape and kidnapping of a 20-year-old woman.
According to police, on April 15, 1981, Cotaya met the young woman at Frank's Wharf in the trendy lakefront section of New Orleans. Cotaya introduced himself as "Will" and bought the woman and her friends champagne. After several hours together, the young woman and her friends decided to leave Franks and head out to another bar. Cotaya offered to drive the young woman and she accepted.
Police say Cotaya instantly turned from the all-American boy into a violent rapist. He knocked the woman unconscious and placed her in the trunk of his car. He then drove away, stopping only once to blindfold and gag her. Cotaya then proceeded on to his final destination, his quarter-million dollar estate. Cotaya dragged the woman across the lawn in to the house. There, he tied her to the bed and repeatedly raped her over a period of six hours.
After a full investigation, Cotaya confessed. Subsequently, police charged Cotaya with a similar rape that occurred four months earlier. Cotaya's father posted three quarters of a million dollar cash bond and Cotaya was released."
Thoughts? Unfortunately, there's no info on height, age, etc. from back then although there is this information about this quirks: "Described as meticulous and a neat freak, a braggart, known to enjoy skiing, known to enjoy movies, may collect them." So this is just me speculating her but I would assume he'd be somewhere around 50's or 60's today since he looked in his 20's or 30's in that old arrest photo.
It is bizarre though that it's been 34 years and a guy who in my opinion was a potential serial rapist seemingly disappeared off the face of the Earth- making me wonder if he died or was eventually imprisoned in another country under an alias.
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