FBI Joins Manhunt for Missing Groom in Burbank Bride Slaying

Cell phone records for Arnoldo Jiminez, charged in the murder of his 26-year-old wife, last place him in Hidalgo, TX, near the Mexican border. Burbank Police seek public's help in locating him.

The FBI has joined an international manhunt for a missing bridegroom after his new wife was found slain in their Burbank apartment hours after they were married last weekend.

A federal warrant charging Arnoldo Jiminez, 30, with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution was issued Thursday in U.S. District Court in Chicago. Jiminez was charged earlier this week in Cook County Criminal Court with one count of first- degree murder for the stabbing death of his 26-year-old wife, Estrella Carrera. (Read the federal warrant.)

According to the Burbank police report, the couple was hastily married last Friday, May 11, at Chicago City Hall. Afterward, the couple dined at a Chicago restaurant with a small group of family and friends, before boarding a party limo. The wedding party ended the night at a club on the city’s North Side before returning to the southwest suburbs. Jiminez and Carrera were last seen around 4 a.m. Saturday, May 12. (Read the Burbank Police report.)

The next day, when Carerra did not show up at a family member’s home to pick up her children, ages 2 and 8, the relative contacted Burbank Police to conduct a well-being check. Jiminez is the father of the couple's 2-year-old child.

Police found Carerra dead of multiple stab wounds in the bathtub of her apartment on Rutherford Avenue in Burbank around 4:30 p.m. May 13. She was still wearing the silver sequined dress that she had been married in. Burbank Police described her slaying as a “brutal killing," reports said.

Jiminez had prior arrests for domestic abuse, though not with Carerra. Those close to the couple said there had been incidents of violence the past few years, though Carerra had never filed a complaint against Jiminez.

Jiminez is said to be driving a black, 2006 Maserati with the Illinois license plate number L641441.

According to the federal warrant, Jiminez had contacted his sister, telling her that he had a “bad fight” with Carrera and left her bleeding. He had another conversation with someone described as a “close associate.” Jiminez said he was leaving Illinois and if questioned by police, to tell law enforcement that he was going to Mexico.

Records place the last location where Jiminez’s cell phone was tracked in Hildalgo, TX, near the Mexican border at 10:45 p.m. May 13.

Jiminez is described as being six feet tall, weighing 220 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Jiminez is asked to call Burbank Police at 708-924-7300.

The young mother’s slaying has warranted a combined investigation by Burbank Police, the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force, Cook County Sheriff’s Office and the Chicago FBI.

SuiteGypsywoman7 May 18, 2012 at 02:54 PM
Because as a human being no one is perfect. It is a shock because no one deserves to be murdered. No matter what the case may be. Now two children who last saw their mother happy and getting married never get to see her again. That in itself is tragic. Maybe it was a bad relationship but no one deserves that. And then to criticize the fact that she had kids out of wedlock! Wow... we are born into sin whether our parents are married or not so no one is perfect and he whom is WITHOUT sin shall cast the first stone. Remember that. God please comfort the family who is victim to this senseless crime in their time of grief, and bring the criminal to justice. AMEN
Bob May 18, 2012 at 03:47 PM
I agree that no one deerves what she got (except maybe the guy who did it). It would also be intersting to find out if Arnoldo was here legally, was born here, or was an "undocumented alien". A great deal of the violent crime in urban areas in our country are the result of the Federal govrenment, and uncooperative states, putting us at risk by letting people like this into the country, and not enforcing immigration laws.
tom May 18, 2012 at 04:33 PM
Perhaps we should have enforced these laws with more vigor in the past, thereby resulting in fewer morons here today.
Chronicles of Bob May 18, 2012 at 06:55 PM
Phillip Giordano) mayor of Waterbury, Con sentenced by a state court to serve 37 years for forcing two little girls to perform acts of oral sex on him the FBI discovered phone records and pictures of Giordano with a prostitute named Guitana Jones, as well as with her 10-year-old niece and her 8-year-old daughter. (Jimmy Swaggert) A detective found Swaggart in a Jefferson Parish, Louisiana motel on Airline Highway with prostitute Debra Murphree (Rush Limbaugh) advocate of moral values who has been divorced three times. (Bob Barr) Rep Congressman (Georgia) sponsored the anti-gay Defense of Marriage Act, said "the flames of self-centered morality are licking at the very foundation of our society" Bobby married three times, and paid for his second wife's abortion. (Ken Calvert) Congressman (Cali)),The champion of the Christian Coalition and its "family values." Ken was sued as a "deadbeat dad" by his ex-wife who said, "We can't forgive what occurred between the President and Lewinsky." In 1993, Kenny was caught by police receiving a BJ from a prostitute. He attempted to run, and was arrested. "GEE I never cease to be amazed by some women's lack of common sense when it comes to relationships." If only all of these guys had the opportunity to get a top notch education, maybe they would have made better choices. these "shocked" "It would also be intersting to find out if (Bobby, Rush, and so on) was here legally, were born here, or were "undocumented aliens".
Ash May 23, 2012 at 04:36 AM
What does enforcing the law GOT TO DO WITH THIS??? Just because he is an immigrant? How many Americans are becoming murderers everyday? Crime is crime, it doesnt have an end to it, we just have to try to prevent it. You people need to think with your brains before you make such comments, but again i dont blame you, because you only get few of these opportunities a year to blame it on others, if thats going to make you feel good, help yourself. Lets not forget #1 crime rate is not from immigrants in the U.S, its just "legal American citizens" i suggest you get some schooling done soon!


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