Geronimo Mendoza Zuniga- California- 1984 Jan 14, 2016 10:04:38 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Jan 14, 2016 10:04:38 GMT -5
(Pictured: Above: Left: Zuniga in 2004 Right: Zuniga in 1983 Photo Credits: FBI.Gov)
Fugitive Profile as of January 14th, 2016: (Based on FBI.Gov wanted poster)
Aliases: Hemi Zuniga, Hemie Zuniga, Emy Zuniga
Date(s) of Birth Used: September 30, 1951
Place of Birth: Philippines
Weight: 155 pounds
Remarks: Zuniga is thought to be in the Philippines.
TIPS: If you have any information concerning this person, please contact your local FBI office or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.
From the FBI's website:
"Geronimo Mendoza Zuniga is wanted for allegedly stabbing his former wife to death in front of their child in South Lake Tahoe, California, in August of 1984. The victim was stabbed over 30 times. A local arrest warrant was issued for Zuniga on August 31, 1984, in the Lake Valley Judicial District, South Lake Tahoe, California, after he was charged with murder. On September 14, 1984, a federal arrest warrant was issued for Zuniga in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, Sacramento, California, after he was charged with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.
After the crime was committed, Zuniga fled to the Philippines where he was arrested in August of 2004. However, he was released on bond in October of 2006, and has remained a fugitive since that time."
Thoughts? The FBI just added this case to their overall most wanted website so I figured I'd add it here as well. Even though Zuniga has technically been on the run for over 30 years, this is obviously not a cold case. He was captured and there is a photo from 2004, but he was unbelievably let out on bond by the Philippines. (Articles state he was fighting extradition and apparently he somewhat succeeded- as he was given bond- giving him time to flee again).
Interestingly, there is a genealogy page claiming he's deceased (and even lists the name of his victim, Lilian Ocampo as his wife). However, I'm just going to assume that it's either an attempt to fool authorities and/or just not proven. The FBI wouldn't suddenly add Zuniga's profile this week if they thought he was dead.
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