UPDATE: Las Vegas wanted fugitive arrested in Mexico

UPDATE FEB. 15: The FBI reported that Jesus Munguia has been arrested in this case on Feb. 14. He was arrested in Mexico and transported to Los Angeles on the arrest warrant for murder and kidnapping. 


Fugitive Jesus Roberto Munguia has been added to the “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” list for the suspected murder of his estranged wife. Munguia is wanted for the July 2, 2008, violent murder of his wife and mother to his four children, Sherryl Sacueza, in Las Vegas.   
On July 1, 2008, Munguia allegedly called Sacueza and lured her back to her home where he was waiting. Upon her arrival, Munguia forced Sacueza into the garage and they were heard arguing by their children. Sometime later, Munguia forced Sacueza into her vehicle and drove away from the residence to an unknown location.

At 12:08 pm, on July 2, 2008, Sacueza's body was discovered in the back seat of her vehicle which was parked in the driveway of her home. Her body was discovered by her sister with her hands bound and secured to the center seatbelt. Several items were found around her neck, including a piece of rope, a sweatshirt, and jumper cables.The jumper cables were wrapped around her neck and the headrest of the seat. There were numerous blunt force injuries to her face and head.  

Blood spatter was present inside the vehicle and indicated that the blunt force injuries had occurred while Sacueza was bound and tied to the backseat. At the time, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Homicide responded and quickly identified Munguia as the prime suspect.
An arrest warrant was obtained charging Munguia with 1st Degree Murder and Kidnapping. The effort to locate Munguia by LVMPD Homicide and the FBI’s Criminal Apprehension Team was unsuccessful. On July 9, 2008, a federal arrest warrant was obtained by FBI Las Vegas for Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution. Munguia remains at large.

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