Florentino Mercado-Cruz - Oregon - 2002 Mar 14, 2017 8:28:56 GMT -5
Post by HeadMarshal on Mar 14, 2017 8:28:56 GMT -5
Photo Credits: Marion County Sheriff's Office
Hispanic Male, 5'9" tall, 120 lbs, Black Hair, Brown Eyes
Date of Birth: June 5, 1972
AKA: Fernando Alcala Alvares
On June 12, 2002, Jose Martin Flores-Gonzales was shot and killed in Marion County, Oregon. An investigation conducted by detectives from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office determined that Florentino Mercado-Cruz was responsible for this murder. Mercado-Cruz was charged, and a warrant for his arrest was issued.
Cold Case Detectives are actively investigating Mercado-Cruz’s whereabouts. The source of information leading to his arrest will be kept confidential. Anyone with information about Mercado-Cruz’s whereabouts should not attempt to apprehend him; instead, contact local law enforcement authorities or the Marion County Cold Case Squad at (503)-540-8006.
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Thoughts? I couldn't find out a presumed motive as to why Jose Flores-Gonzales was killed. What I did find interesting is that there was a 2016 spanish article from somewhere in Latin America, where a 34-year old "Florentino Mercado-Cruz" was shot to death. That would actually match the age of the fugitive in this case, however I didn't see anywhere where Oregon authorities would be potentially investigating the death.