Vegas Fugitive Added to FBI's Ten Most Wanted List

Wednesday, 15 Nov, 2017

Almost a decade after a Las Vegas gang member allegedly kidnapped and murdered his wife, the fugitive was added to the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list Monday. When he threatened to kill her and their four children, ages six to 12, she left their Las Vegas home with the children. At some point, he beat her to death with a "blunt object, possibly the handle of a tire jack".

According to FBI Special Agent Andrew Attridge, Munguia locked the children in a back bedroom while he kidnapped Sacueza, forcing her into her vehicle and driving her away to a remote location. Afterwards, he drove back to the house, parked the auto in the driveway, and left. The jumper cables were wrapped around her neck and the headrest of the seat. The victim's sister found the beaten and bound body in the auto.

Authorities said Munguia and his wife were estranged and accused each other of infidelity.

Munguia was a gang member originally from California.

Jesus Roberto Munguia is being sought for the murder of 29-year-old Sherryl Sacueza on July 2, 2008, FBI Special Agent in Charge Aaron C. Rouse announced Monday.

The FBI said he's known to use several aliases, including "Mono", "Chuy" and "Miguel".

The FBI also believes Munguia may be hiding in Tijuana, Mexico.

Munguia was charged with murder and kidnapping and was the target of an exhaustive search by Las Vegas Metro Police Department Homicide investigators and members of the FBI's Criminal Apprehension Team (CAT). He's also missing his right index finger.

The FBI is offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a murder suspect with ties to Bakersfield.

He is considered armed and extremely risky, Attridge said, adding: "We believe that Munguia will do anything to evade capture".

Munguia has a tattoo on his chest that reads "My Baby Jessica" and a tattoo of a teardrop near his left eye.