Geronimo Mendoza Zuniga is wanted for allegedly stabbing his former wife to death in front of their child in South Lake Tahoe, California, in August of 1984. The victim was stabbed over 30 times. A local arrest warrant was issued for Zuniga on August 31, 1984, in the Lake Valley Judicial District, South Lake Tahoe, California, after he was charged with murder. On September 14, 1984, a federal arrest warrant was issued for Zuniga in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, Sacramento, California, after he was charged with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.
After the crime was committed, Zuniga fled to the Philippines where he was arrested in August of 2004. However, he was released on bond in October of 2006, and has remained a fugitive since that time.