FBI: Man wanted for murdering wife in Las Vegas arrested
UPDATE: Aaron C. Rouse, FBI Special Agent in Charge of the Las Vegas Field Office, announced that Jesus Roberto Munguia was arrested in Mexico.
Through the steadfast cooperation with Mexican authorities, Munguia was taken into custody last night and transported to Los Angeles based on an arrest warrant charging him with First Degree Murder and Kidnapping.
The victim and suspect had four children together. Their daughter, Dysabel Munguia, who is now 21, spoke to News 3 over the phone. All four siblings now live together and have been awaiting their father’s capture. They say they have found forgiveness.
"I honestly want to come face to face with him and I just want to ask questions. Why he did what he did," Dysabel Munguia said.
No word if or when Munguia will be brought back to Las Vegas to face charges.
The FBI and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is asking for your help to find a man wanted for murdering his wife nearly 10 years ago in Las Vegas.
On Monday, the FBI added Jesus Roberto Munguia to its top 10 Most Wanted list.
Police say he kidnapped and murdered his estranged wife in July, 2008.
On July 1st, 2008 Sherryl Sacueza disappeared. Her children, the youngest just 6, remembers hearing her parents arguing in the garage of the home where they were staying. Sacueza had taken her four kids away from their estranged father but Jesus Munguia convinced her to come home.
That July night while their daughter Dysabel slept, Munguia forced his estranged wife into a car. Her body was found the next morning by her sister. Sherryl’s hands were bound, her neck was tied to the headrest and she was badly beaten.
“She was so tired when she came home she laid right next to me and told me not to fall asleep to stay up. I ended up falling asleep. I couldn't help myself. The next day we couldn’t find her.” Dysabel told media in a press conference on Monday. “I felt like I was to blame because I was supposed to stay up. No child...no child ever deserves to go through what our father made us go through.”
By July 9th Jesus was charged with the kidnapping and first-degree murder of Sherryl Sacueza. He hasn’t been seen since.
He has a lengthy criminal history and gang affiliations. The FBI says he has family ties in southern California but may have fled to Mexico.
There's a $100,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.