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    Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution - Child Abduction; First Degree Murder


    The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of Benito Casanova.

    Benito Casanova is wanted for allegedly murdering his wife and abducting their three children, who have since been located. The incident occurred on April 18, 2008, in Chicago, Illinois. Casanova may be residing in or around the city of Iguala in the state of Guerrero, Mexico.

    On April 23, 2008, an arrest warrant for Casanova was issued in the state of Illinois, Cook County Circuit Court, for child abduction. An arrest warrant was also issued for him in Illinois on May 14, 2008, for murder. Additionally, on April 23, 2008, Casanova was subsequently charged with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution in a federal arrest warrant issued by the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division.

    Casanova has ties to Mexico. Additionally, he may be traveling in a 2002 Dodge Dakota, with Illinois license plates 86196H.

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    Date(s) of Birth Used: October 28, 1977 Hair: Black
    Place of Birth: Mexico Eyes: Brown
    Height: 6'0"
    Weight: 200 pounds Sex: Male
    Race: White (Hispanic)
    Occupation: Unknown
    Nationality: Mexican