Post by HeadMarshal on Oct 15, 2016 8:19:05 GMT -5
Authorities in Chicago say that now 43-year old Armando Zabillaga stabbed a man to death inside an abandoned building back in 1998. They had previously been drinking and smoking marijuana when Armando doused the victim in lighter fluid and tried to unsuccessfully set the victim on fire. Armando then fled and carjacked a motorist at knifepoint.
The case was reopened in 2006 and Armando's brother told police that their fugitive was in Guerrero, Mexico. A woman they interviewed said that a few years earlier, her late husband visited Armando in Mexico who told him to inform him if police were searching for him. As of 2011, Armando is not on Cook County's list of fugitives actively being searched for in Mexico.
Based on wanted location, our advice for anyone with information on the whereabouts of Armando Zabillaga would be to contact the Chicago Police Department at (312) 746-6000.
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Thoughts? It sounds like police know roughly where Armando Zabillaga's exact whereabouts are, there just isn't enough agreement for Cook County and Mexico to work together on apprehending Armando. A few of the 2011 Fugitives From Justice series felons have luckily been caught, and we need to add to the capture total by putting Armando's name among them.
Post by Scumhunter on Oct 15, 2016 10:42:36 GMT -5
This is another one of the Chicago Tribune's infamous fugitives from justice where the fugitive is technically in hiding but there's also a lot of bureaucratic chaos as to why they're still on the run. Hopefully the news series has inspired more effort to locate many of these fugitives including Zabillaga.
Post by HeadMarshal on Jul 12, 2021 8:07:04 GMT -5
I have some bad news to post after I searched this case in PACER. In July of 2018, the UFAP case against Armando Zabillaga was dismissed without prejudice after it was issued in 2006. The explanation given was that the Cook County State Attorney's Office was not seeking Armando's extradition anymore.
Basically what this means is that unless Armando returns to the US, he will not be arrested on homicide charges. This same situation also happened with the Jorge Coronel manhunt recently.