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U.S. Marshals Join Hunt for Triple-Murder Suspect in Stockton


Offer reward up to $10,000 for information leading to arrest

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For immediate release

Rachelle Mroczka, Deputy U.S. Marshal

Eastern District of California
(916) 417-0258
*UPDATE: Carmen Cardona Rodriguez was Apprehended on July 11, 2024 in Modesto, CA*

Washington, DC – The U.S. Marshals Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Task Force Sacramento Office has joined the fugitive investigation and is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of a man wanted by the Stockton, California, police for a June 25 triple homicide in Stockton.

J. Carmen Cardona Rodriguez, aka Jose Cardona, is alleged to have set fire to a camper parked at a residence in the 30 block of Visalia Court, killing his ex-spouse 33-year-old Lizbeth Josefina Gutiérrez, and her two sons, ages 7 and 10.

Rodriguez is a Hispanic man with brown hair and brown eyes. He stands 5 feet 7 inches and weighs approximately 190 pounds.

He has ties to Idaho and north Texas.

He is known to have used multiple aliases, including Jose Carmen Cardona, Jose Carmen Arriaga, Jose Luis Cardoza, Jose Luis Arriaga, Jose Luis Cardozaarrige, Jose Maslu Cardonas, Jose Maslu Arriaga, Jose Maslu Arndula, Jose Maslu Aranvula, Martin Munoz Lopez, Martin Lopezmunoz, Martin Munoz, Jose Aranvulamaslu, Juan Sotogonzalez, Juan Soto, Juan Gonzalez, Juan Jose Aranvula, and Jose Maslu.

Anyone with information on Cardona’s current location is urged to contact the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) at 1-877-WANTED-2 or submit a tip via the USMS Tips App.  Tips may also be sent to Stockton Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600. Your information will be taken in strict confidence and your anonymity is guaranteed.  

The USMS Major Case Fugitive Program prioritizes the investigation and apprehension of high-profile offenders considered to be some of the country's most dangerous individuals. These offenders tend to be career criminals with histories of violence or who pose a significant threat to public safety.

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