Friday, January 19, 2007

Jesus Martinez-Alvarado: Reward offered, age progression available

(He is sometimes referred to as Jesus Alvarado Martinez, . I am not sure which is correct.)
It is always nice to see a news article about someone that seems forgotten. Of course, it would have been even nicer if it had said that he was found safe and sound. Still, now people will remember that he is still missing, and maybe there will be a greater chance of him being found.
Story and age progression (top picture) from Photos of Jesus in 2004 and Avelino from NCMEC.
Reward Offered In Search For Accused Wife Killer, Kidnapper
Thu Jan 18, 1:29 PM ET
A reward was offered Thursday in the search for a man accused of
killing his wife and taking off with their young child, KPRC Local 2 reported.
Avelino Martinez-Alvarado, 31, was charged with the Oct. 20, 2004, murder of
his wife, who was stabbed to death in their apartment.
Police said he also
kidnapped the couple's then-4-year-old son, Jesus Martinez-Alvarado.
now 7 years old, is probably not leading a normal child's life, according to
investigators, and could be in danger.
"Let's get the child back safe to his
family," HPD Officer Ramon Cervantes said.
Police said Avelino
Martinez-Alvarado has been spotted in the United States, but said they believe
he is hiding out in Mexico with his son.
An age-progressed digital picture of
Jesus was released so the public would know what he looks like now.
parent who takes their child in violation of a custody order, they don't do that
for the child's best interest. They do that for their purposes of power and
control," said Beth Alberts with the Texas Center For The Missing.
Martinez-Alvarado and his wife had three other children, who are staying with
their maternal grandmother.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime
Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
A $5,000 reward is being offered in the case.

You can print a poster of Jesus (without age progression) here.

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