Michel Barrera- Florida- 1998 Mar 10, 2013 8:03:04 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Mar 10, 2013 8:03:04 GMT -5
Fugitive Profile as of August 25th, 2014 (Based on Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers website):
Alias: Michael Barrera, Rene Case, Christopher Montefu
Height: 5ft 8in
Weight: 145 lbs
Who to call if you've seen him: Based on crime location, our advice is to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers (305)471-8477 (TIPS). You can also submit a web tip by clicking on this link: www.tipsubmit.com/webtips.aspx?AgencyID=139&L=E&DSID=139&Suspect=Michel%20Barrera&Sex=Male&Race=Other&Warrant=&Case=&Alias=Michael%20Barrera,%20Rene%20Case,%20Christopher%20Montefu&HT=5ft%208in&WT=145%20lbs&Age=31&Hair=Black&Eyes=Brown&Memo=Wanted%20Suspect:%20Attempted%20Murder%20of%20a%20Law%20Enforcement%20Officer,%20Armed%20Robbery,%20Fleeing%20&%20Eluding%20and%20Shooting%20at%20Police%20during%20a%20High%20Speed%20Chase
Michel Barrera is a dangerous fugitive and alleged gang member wanted by Miami=Dade police since 1998. His charges include armed robbery, attempted murder, and allegedly shot at officers in a high-speed chase following a bank robbery, and he has been profiled on AMW since 1998, when he was a young adult.
A recent development sent a shockwave because of how random and unrelated it would seem in comparison to Barrera's usual mo:
In 2007, a woman named Randi Gorenberg was abducted from ther town center mall in Delray Beach, Florida. She was later found shot to death and pushed out of her SUV.
Theories flew, many thinking perhaps it was the same person who shot and killed two other victims of an unsolved AMW case- Nancy and Joey Boccihcio, a mother and her 7-year old daughter who were also adbucted and later killed outside a mall in Florida.
However, police finally had a new suspect- Michel Barrera- his name repeatedly came up from MS-13 gang members. It's one of the rare times I can recall an AMW fugitive already aired for years suddenly being named in another case that was featured on AMW.
(It should be noted Barrera was never linked to the Nancy and Joey Bocchicio murders officially and hasn't been charged or named as a person of interest. He has been named a person of interest in the murder of Randi Gorenberg, however.)
Thoughts? Having watched AMW years I remember when AMW first profiled Barrera as a 19-year old (can't remember the exact age but he was obviously very young) and the detective saying something along the lines of "some people think he's just a kid. He's committed armed robbery, he's shot at police officers. He's not just a kid. He's dangerous" and now those words are apparently prophetic with Barrera I'm assuming now around 32.
An article I read suggests Barrera may be travelling between South Florida and Mexico.
Barrera needs to be caught for his early alleged crimes and answer some serious questions about whether he was involved in the Randi Gorenberg case.
UPDATE: As of July 24th, 2018, Barrera still comes up as having a warrant according to Florida's public access wanted persons search website: pas.fdle.state.fl.us/pas/restricted/PAS/person/WantedPersons.jsf
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