FBI searches San Diego for man suspected of wife's brutal murder

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - One of the FBI’s 'Ten Most Wanted Fugitives' from Las Vegas may be hiding in the San Diego area, the FBI said Tuesday.

Jesus Robert Munguia is accused of bludgeoning his wife to death in 2008 in Nevada.

The FBI said Sherryl Sacueza left Munguia and took the couple’s four young children with her. Munguia learned his wife was romantically involved with another man and persuaded her to return home with the children, said agents.

Investigators said Sacueza returned and Managua locked the children in a bedroom before driving Sacueza to a remote area, attempting to strangle her, and beating her with what may have been a tire iron.

FBI public affairs agent Mollie Halpern said Munguia uses aliases including Mono, Chuy, and Miguel. 

Munguia has a tattoo on his chest that reads “My Baby Jessica” and a tattoo of a teardrop near his left eye. He is also missing his right index finger.

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

Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI. The agency is offering $100,000 for information leading to Munguia’s arrest.

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