Man wanted for stabbing wife to death after wedding night added to FBI's Top Ten Most Wanted Fugitives List
Arnoldo Jimenez has been added to the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list, according to an update on the agency's website. Jimenez is wanted by the FBI for first-degree murder. He allegedly murdered his new bride less than 24 hours after marrying her. The dead woman, Estrella Carrera, who was 26 years old at the time, was found dead in the bathtub of her Burbank home still in her celebratory dress. A reward of up to $100,000 is being offered for information that would lead to his capture.
The two had reportedly tied the knot on May 11, 2012, following which they celebrated the ceremony with their family and friends. After the meeting, the two got into an argument in Jimenez's black Maserati while traveling home the next morning on May 12, 2012. When Carrera's family did not know her whereabouts as she did not show up to pick up her two kids, aged two and eight, they asked law enforcement to perform a wellness check on May 13, 2012, during which Carrera's body was discovered.
"We believe she was stabbed in the vehicle and then dragged back into the apartment and left bleeding in the bathtub," said Special Agent Steve Barnard, who worked the case out of the FBI's Chicago Field Office. "He has a criminal past and a history of violence," Barnard said and added that multiple law enforcement agencies wanted him caught. "We want to bring him to justice," he said.
The 37-year-old Jimenez is reported to be 6 feet tall, between 200 and 225 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. Officials suspect that he may have fled to Durango, Mexico, specifically in the area of Santiago Papasquiaro. He is also said to be a frequent visitor of Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico. He is, however, no longer in possession of the black Maserati. The vehicle, a 2006 black Maserati, was reportedly discovered in the garage belonging to the groom's brother after he was arrested on unrelated drug charges in September 2012.
His known aliases are Arnoldo Gimenez and Arnoldo Rochel Jimenez. He was born in Texas on February 19, 1982, and is a white Hispanic. He should also be considered armed and dangerous. If you have any information concerning Arnoldo Jimenez, please call 1-800-CALL-FBI, or contact your nearest American Embassy or Consulate. Tips can also be submitted at tips.fbi.gov.