Victor Rodas - New Jersey - 2001 Jun 10, 2013 10:41:08 GMT -5
Post by theczar on Jun 10, 2013 10:41:08 GMT -5
Fugitive Profile as of August 24th, 2014 (Based on 2007 AMW archive, please contact site with more recent information):
Aliases: Jose Manuel Medrano, Hector Ascencio, Victor Manuel Rodriguez
Age Now: 53-55
Weight: 185 lbs
Hair (Color, Description, Facial Hair): Black, May have mustache or goatee
Eyes (Color and Correction): Brown
Traits and Habits:
-Known to always carry a knife or blade
-Cops say he is possibly an alcoholic
-Has worked as a day laborer on construction sites and factories
-May be using aliases
Last Seen: Elizabeth, NJ
Other Possible Locations: Delaware. Massachusetts. Houston/Pasedena, TX
Who to call if you've seen him: Based on wanted location, our advice would be to call Union County Crime Stoppers (New Jersey) at 908-654-TIPS or submit a web tip at the following link: www.tipsubmit.com/webtips.aspx?AgencyID=723&DSID=723
Victor Rodas is wanted for the 2001 murder of Juan Ramirez, his roommate.
Rodas had spent the day of October 14, 2001 drinking heavily. Police say when he finally ran out of alcohol, he went searching for money to purchase more. Police say he approached the 60 year-old Ramirez, a resident of the group home Rodas lived at, and asked for more money. When Ramirez refused, an enraged Rodas pulled out a machete and attacked Ramirez. Ramirez died before the ambulance arrived. After the murder, Rodas convinced two friends to take him to a Greyhound terminal in Delaware, but there is no evidence that he boarded a bus. He hasn't been seen since.
The go to guess is that he probably fled to Mexico after the murder, and the trip to Delaware was a way to throw police off the trail. It's also possible he died of alcoholism after several years.
UPDATE from site admin: I have not been able to find anything online about this case from recent years. I am assuming that Rodas is still at large as of this update (7/20/2018), because I could not find anything suggesting otherwise. However, as always, if anyone has any updates/proof-of-updates one way or the other, they are always more than welcome to let us know
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