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For Immediate Release

Contact:
October 23, 2013 Jose A. Figueroa, Deputy U.S. Marshal
District of Puerto Rico (787) 766-6000
$10,000 Reward Offered for the Capture of Suspected Notorious "Murder for Hire"

San Juan, PR - The U.S. Marshals-led Puerto Rico Violent Offenders Fugitive Task Force announced today a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of Jose A. Gomez-Lopez, also known as "COCO." This fugitive is wanted by the state authorities on 28 criminal charges stemming from murder to weapons law violations, and has a $22,400,000 bond imposed in absence.

This is the largest imposed bond amount in the history of the Commonwealth. Gomez-Lopez is wanted for his alleged involvement in a quadruple homicide that occurred on May 5 in the municipality of Aguas Buenas. During this incident, which is locally known as the "Aguas Buenas Massacre," a mother and her daughter, alongside a local merchant were among four victims who were brutally murdered in a flurry of automatic weapon fire.

Gomez-Lopez has an extensive criminal background, and is presumed extremely dangerous. Authorities do not believe he has fled the jurisdiction, but allege that he maintains an active, "Murderer for Hire" relationship with the known and unknown drug trafficking organizations operating on the island.

If you receive any information regarding the above named individual, please contact the United States Marshals Service for the District of Puerto Rico at (939) 475-9105.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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