Local Police Reports

FBI Seeks Public’s Help in Search for Chicago Murder Suspect

Chicago, IL–(ENEWSPF)– Robert D. Grant, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), is asking for the public’s help in locating a former Chicago resident who is wanted in connection with the August 2005 stabbing death of his girlfriend.

JAVIER JUAREZ, age 31, whose last known address was 2531 North Marmora Street in Chicago, has been the subject of an international manhunt coordinated by the Chicago FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force (VCTF) for the past five years since he was charged in a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago with one count of Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution, which is a felony offense.

JUAREZ is believed to have fled the state in August of 2005, shortly before he was charged in Cook County Circuit Court with First Degree Murder.  The murder charge stems from JUAREZ’s alleged involvement in the stabbing death his girlfriend, Maria Soriano, during an apparent domestic dispute.

Investigation by the Chicago Police Department developed evidence linking JUAREZ to the murder and resulting in the charges that were filed against him. However, attempts to locate and arrest JUAREZ were unsuccessful and information was later developed indicating that he fled to Puerto Vallarta the day after the crime.

JUAREZ is described as a Hispanic/male, 5’ 8” tall, 170 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He is known to use the aliases of Victor Juarez and Carlos Doriga and has several tattoos. Given the nature of the charges filed against him and his criminal record, JUAREZ should be considered Armed and Dangerous.

The search for JUAREZ is being coordinated by the Chicago FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force (VCTF) which is comprised of FBI Special Agents, Detectives from the Chicago Police Department and Investigators from the Cook County Sheriff’s Police.

Anyone recognizing JUAREZ or having any information as to his current whereabouts is asked to call the Chicago FBI at (312) 421-6700 or any law enforcement agency.

The public is reminded that a complaint is not evidence of guilt and that all defendants in a criminal case are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.