Bride Killed On Wedding Day, Police and FBI officials were poring over more than 100 tips Thursday as they hunted for a man accused of stabbing his new wife to death and leaving her body in her bathtub, still clad in the silver sequined cocktail dress she wore to celebrate their wedding.
More than 30 law enforcement agencies had joined federal agents in the manhunt for Arnoldo Jimenez, who secretly married Estrella Carrera on Friday night at Chicago City Hall and allegedly killed her just hours later. Police would not say in which states they were looking for him, but that it was “all over the country.”
“We are following every lead no matter where it takes us,” said Capt. Joseph Ford of the Burbank Police Department, outside Chicago. “We will not stop looking, and this will not go away.”
Authorities began looking for Jimenez soon after Carrera’s family reported that she failed to pick up her two children Saturday as she had arranged. The family had been unable to reach Carrera or Jimenez, so they asked police to check on her well-being at her apartment in the suburb of Burbank.
That’s when Carrera’s body was found in the bathtub, still clothed in the dress she also may have worn at her wedding ceremony.
Hours later, the bride’s family received a haunting phone call from a relative of her new husband. Jimenez’ sister told them he had called her and tearfully said he had left his bride bleeding after a “bad fight,” Carrera’s sister told the Associated Press on Wednesday.