'Most Wanted' man caught selling timeshares in Mexico
Sat, 05 May 2012 02:53:18 GMT —
A Texas 10 Most Wanted" fugitive made his way back to the United States thanks to anonymous tips that led authorities to find him in Mexico selling timeshares.
Rene Morales Munoz was flown then arrested in Houston after Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) and U.S. Marshalls, with assistance from Mexican law enforcement , captured and deported the 44-year-old.
The arrest came 14 months later after tips sent to Texas Crime Stoppers alerted DPS that Munoz fled south of the border.
Authorities had been on a seven year man hunt for Munoz after a 2005 murder in Frio County.
This fugitive was wanted not only for murder, but kidnapping, aggravated assault and sexual assault.
The Texas Mexican Mafia Gang member had been hiding out in Puerto Vallarta, where he had been selling the time shares,under an assumed name, to tourists.
The anonymous tipsters shared the $10,000 cash reward.
Anyone with information that can lead to the arrest of one of the "Texas 10 Most Wanted" fugitives can leave anonymous tips in four ways:
-Call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252 TIPS (8477)
-Text "DPS", followed by your tip, to 274637 (CRIMES) from your cell phone
-Submit a web tip through the DPS website by selecting the fugitive you have information on, and then clicking on the link under their picture
-Submit a Facebook tip at http://www.facebook.com/texas10mostwanted by clicking the "Submit A Tip" link (under the "About" section)