For Immediate Release
|September 21, 2020||
Inspector Nicolas Gonzalez
Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force 1-877-WANTED-2;
U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
|USMS Asks for Publicís Help to Find Fugitive Wanted for 1998 East Chicago Murder|
Washington, DC Ė The U.S. Marshals Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force (GLRFTF) is seeking the publicís help in apprehending a man wanted for a 1998 murder in East Chicago, Indiana.
Oropesa, who is 48 or 49, was charged with the murder in February 2009, and the U.S. Marshals Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force was requested to assist in the fugitive investigation.
GLRFTF Investigators obtained fingerprints from a 1997 Lake County, Indiana, arrest of Oropesa. Those fingerprints were submitted to the Department of Homeland Security. DHS provided confirmation that Oropesaís fingerprints matched a 1990 arrest of Guillermo Lanteros-Serna (aka Guillermo Serna- Lanteros). GLRFTF investigators determined both identities to be the same subject based on fingerprints.
The FBIís Operational Projects Unit has produced an age-enhanced image of Oropesa/Lanteros-Serna.
Oropesa/Lanteros-Serna is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs between 155 and 175 pounds. He has brown eyes and black (possibly graying) hair.
He has ties to Northern Indiana, Southern California, and Mexico.
Anyone with information should notify the agency
at the nearest U.S. Marshals office, the Communications Center at
1-877-WANTED-2, online via the web, or
tips may be submitted via the USMS
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.