Teen murder suspect could be hiding along Texas border

Murder Suspect: Jennifer Samantha Puente // DPS Photo

Authorities are asking for the public TMs help in finding a teenage murder suspect who may be hiding out along the U.S./Mexico border.

Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) officials have issued a special alert for 18-year-old Jennifer Samantha Puente.

The Dallas area teen is accused in the murder of 15-year-old Moriah Gonzales.

A motive in the murder is still not clear but Gonzales TM body was found burned on the side of the road in Ennis back in March.

Investigators arrested 29-year-old Jose Manuel Alvarado one week after the crime but Puente is the second suspect and remains at large.

DPS officials said Puente has ties to Grand Prairie, Arlington and Ennis but also has family in Corsicana and El Cenizo just outside Laredo.

Puente is described as 5 feet 4 inches tall, weighing about 150 pounds and with a mole on her left cheek.

She has a distinctive tattoo on her right front shoulder area with an expletive, Fu_ _ everybody (in cursive) surrounded by stars.

DPS officials said she another tattoo of a pacifier on the bottom of her right arm; and Baby John tattooed on back of her neck.

The Navarro County Crime Stoppers is now offering a $1,000 reward leading to Puente TMs arrest and indictment.

Anyone with information is asked to call (903) 874-TIPS or their local police.