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.