FBI Baltimore
Public Affairs Specialist Dave Fitz
(410) 277-6689
April 22, 2015

Baltimore FBI Searches for Man Wanted for Murdering Wife in Restaurant

The Baltimore FBI and Anne Arundel Police Department are asking for the public’s help finding a man wanted for killing his wife in a restaurant. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Maryland has issued a federal warrant for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution for Bhadreshkumar Chetanbhai Patel in the murder of his wife Palak Bhadreskumar Patel. The Baltimore FBI is offering a reward of up to $20,000 for information leading to Patel’s arrest.

Detectives say both husband and wife worked at Dunkin Donuts restaurant at 7657 Arundel Mills Boulevard in Hanover, Maryland. They believe Patel killed Palak in a back room just before midnight on April 12, 2015. Patel was born in India and was in the United States legally, but his VISA expired in March 2015.

Patel was last seen near Newark, New Jersey. If you have any information about Patel or his whereabouts, you are asked to call 1-800-CALL-FBI. You could receive a reward of up to $20,000 for information leading to Patel’s arrest.

- FBI Wanted poster