June 9, 2023
Top Ten Fugitive Arnoldo Jimenez
On this episode of Inside the FBI, learn about Ten Most Wanted Fugitive Arnoldo Jimenez, who allegedly murdered his new wife just hours after their wedding.
Ellen Ferrante: The FBI is seeking Ten Most Wanted Fugitive Arnoldo Jimenez for allegedly murdering his new wife just hours after their wedding. His wife, Estrella Carrera was found dead in the bathtub of her Burbank, Illinois, home.
The FBI is offering a reward that recently increased from up to $100,000 to up to $250,000 for information leading to his arrest.
Tune in to this episode of Inside the FBI to learn more about Jimenez and how you can help us catch this fugitive.
I’m Ellen Ferrante, and this is Inside the FBI.
Ferrante: It was May 11, 2012. Arnoldo Jimenez and 26-year-old Estrella Carrera married in a city hall ceremony. Afterwards, they celebrated with family and friends into the early morning.
On their way home, Burbank police and the FBI believe that Jimenez and Carrera got into an argument in his 2006 four-door black Maserati. Jimenez allegedly stabbed Carrera—18 times—he then dragged her home, and left her bleeding in the bathtub.
Public Affairs Specialist Natalie Symonds from the FBI Chicago office explains what happened next.
Natalie Symonds: The next day, when she didn't pick up her young children, her family grew concerned and they ended up calling the police department. When the police went into the apartment, they found her bloodied body still in the silver sequined dress she was wearing the night before in the bathtub.
Ferrante: On May 15, 2012, Jimenez was charged with first-degree murder and a state warrant was issued for his arrest. Two days later, a federal arrest warrant was issued after Jimenez was federally charged with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.
In 2019, he was added to the list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives because of his violent nature, his alleged involvement in his wife’s killing, and his efforts to evade capture. Jimenez also has a criminal past and a history of violence.
Symonds: Jimenez is an especially dangerous individual because of his alleged involvement in the brutal murder of his wife. What could be more dangerous than an individual who was willing to murder the woman literally hours before he vowed to love and protect.
Ferrante: Jimenez is now 41 years old. He is reported to be 6 feet tall, between 200 and 225 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. Jimenez’s last known location is believed to be in the Burbank-Chicago area. He may have fled to Durango, Mexico, specifically in the area of Santiago Papasquiaro. Jimenez may also frequent Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico. An alias includes Arnoldo Rochel Jimenez. He is no longer in possession of the black Maserati.
If you have any information concerning Jimenez, please call 1-800-CALL-FBI or (1-800-225-5324). You can also contact your local FBI office or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate. You can also submit a tip online at tips.fbi.gov.
Symonds: It’s our hope through the publicity the FBI’s Top Ten most Wanted list provides, we can find Jimenez and bring justice to the family of Estrella Carrera.
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I’m Ellen Ferrante from the FBI’s Office of Public Affairs.
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CHICAGO—Robert W. “Wes” Wheeler Jr. , Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), announced today an increase in the reward offered for alleged murderer Arnoldo Jimenez from $100,000 to $250,000.