Fugitive Finder: End Of Year Roundup
Thu, 24 Dec 2009 23:37:25 GMT —
The first fugitive profiled in Fugitive Finder was caught the same week his story aired.
Someone recognized Robert Lee Esparza, who was wanted for an armed robbery at an Olmito game room.
Authorities found Esparza in Utah.
A man wanted for a vicious murder in McAllen was finally caught in Mexico.
Daniel Gilberto Perez was recently charged with the 2008 shooting death of Summer Lee Meland, a teacher in the Sharyland school district.
Authorities are still looking for leads on several unsolved cases.
Javier Jimenez is wanted in Stockton, California, for murder and attempted murder after a fight at a resort.
The family of Joseph Cisneros is offering a $5,000 reward to find their loved one's killer, who is believed to be hiding out in Brownsville.
Mission police are looking for Florencio Zamudio, who is accused of raping two young girls in March of 2009.
Investigators said his victims were his friend's daughters, ages 15 and 13.
On the other end of the Rio Grande Valley, Brownsville police are trying to find Jose Solis for the brutal murder of a male nurse in February of 2008.
Investigators said Solis stole the victim's credit cards and went shopping with them at Walmart.
San Juan police are trying to close the case on a decade-old murder in which the motive turned out to be a $20 debt.
Sergio Felix Prichard is accused of shooting Oscar Arranda point-blank on October 7, 1999.
Investigators believe his dual citizenship allows him to cross back and forth at the U.S./Mexico border.
In San Benito, Romeo Abrego is wanted for allegedly beating up and stabbing two brothers possibly over jealousy for his ex-girlfriend.
Abrego is believed to be in a local gang and has several distinctive tattoos that may help the public recognize him.
In all these crimes, one phone call could close the case and callers can remain anonymous.