Arnoldo Jimenez, the husband of the 26-year-old bride named Estrella Carrera found stabbed to death in her bathtub this past weekend, has been named as the prime suspect in the murder and is reportedly on the run in a 2006 Maserati in Chicago, police said on Wednesday.
A manhunt was launched by police for 30-year-old Jimenez, wanted for the murder of Carrerra. Officials said Jimenez, described as six-foot, 230 pounds, was last seen driving a black 2006 Maserati, worth to be an estimated $120,000.
It definitely raises questions, Capt. Joe Ford of the Burbank Police Dept. told ABC News. We can't find any employment (record). It's a very expensive car, and he has no record of income.
Police said Jimenez likely abandoned the car somewhere while on the run from authorities.
Carrerra was found stabbed to death in her bathtub this past weekend in Chicago while still wearing her wedding dress days after her nuptials on Friday at the Cook County Courthouse. According to ABC News, there was no forced entry in the home.
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Police said the death of Carrera, which was ruled a homicide after an autopsy was conducted Monday, will be investigated as a domestic situation, according to a statement from the Burbank Police Department.
The Chicago Tribune reported Carrera was last seen around 2 a.m. on Saturday morning after a dinner and visit to a club in Chicago to celebrate the wedding. She hadn't told anyone about the wedding but her father, according to her cousin Sandy Lopez, but invited friends and family to a party on Friday.
She didn't want to tell me she had gotten married, Sandy Lopez told The Chicago Tribune. She didn't tell anybody besides her father the day before.
ABC News reported that the couple married on Friday in a civil ceremony at the Cook County Courthouse and had been dating for two years in addition to having a child together. Carrera was discovered missing on Sunday when she never picked up her two children at her sister's home and was found in her bathtub having died from multiple stab wounds. Police believe Jimenez stabbed Carrera to death just hours after the ceremony, allegedly for not keeping their wedding a secret.
According to MSNBC, Estrella Carrera was a Spanish translator for a social welfare agency and has a daughter and son, ages nine and two.