Rodrigo Duran Murder - Iowa - 1999 Dec 4, 2014 18:22:09 GMT -5
Post by HeadMarshal on Dec 4, 2014 18:22:09 GMT -5
Authorities in Des Moines, Iowa are trying to solve the murder of Rodrigo Duran (pictured left). His son Raul Duran (pictured right) was aired on the 2000 50/50 Fugitives special in connection with this case (more on Raul below).
On Apr 3, 1999, Raul, his sister and Rodrigo went to a latino dance hall. Raul got into a fight involving two women and another man named Roberto Paramo. Eventually, someone started shooting up the dance hall and Rodrigo was killed and found dead in the parking lot. Raul was charged with the murder and became a fugitive, ending up on the 2000 50/50 Fugitives episode.
This case went nowhere in media for years until a website called Iowa's Cold Cases showcased the case alongside the numerous unsolved murders in Iowa over the past century. It references a correspondence with the Des Moines Police Department in 2009 however it doesn't reference Raul Duran.
Thoughts? I'm not exactly certain as to where this case stands. The fact that Raul Duran isn't mentioned on the case feature website may mean he's no longer wanted, although the archived AMW page mentioned that he was picked out as the shooter by witnesses.
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