Photo: FBI Most Wanted: Fugitive Joe Luis Saenz Captured in Mexico
A man on the FBI’s Most Wanted list has been captured in Mexico.
On July 25, 1998, Joe Luis Saenz allegedly shot and killed two rival gang members in Los Angeles. Less than two weeks later, on August 5, 1998, Saenz allegedly kidnapped, raped, and murdered his girlfriend, Sigrieta Hernandez, because he believed she was talking with police. Saenz is believed to have also murdered a fourth victim in October of 2008 in Los Angeles County.
Saenz was added to the FBI’s Top Ten Fugitives List in October 2009, and the FBI offered a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading directly to the arrest of Saenz.
Now 37, Saenz was believed to be hiding in Mexico, and working for a drug cartel as an enforcer and hit man.
On Thursday, he was arrested in Guadalajara, Mexico. The following day he was returned to Los Angeles to face charges of murder, kidnapping, and rape.