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FBI Denver's most wanted criminals: A photo gallery

Back in March, we shared a photo gallery of criminals with Colorado connections who landed on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List during the roster's sixty-year history.

But the FBI's Denver branch has a most wanted list of its own -- four murderers and one attempted murderer whose capture remain the office's top priority. As FBI spokesman Dave Joly points out, one of the quintet -- Fracisco Alfonso Murillo -- was featured late last month by America's Most Wanted in its "Fifteen Seconds of Shame" segment.

Page through below to learn more about Murillo and others wanted for all the wrong reasons:

Aliases: Socoro Gutierrez, Socorro A. Gutierrez, Soco Gutierrez, Socorro Gutierrez, Anselmo Trujillo, Socorro Anselmo Guiterrez

DESCRIPTION

Date of Birth Used: December 13, 1969 Hair: Brown Place of Birth: Colorado Eyes: Hazel Height: 5'7" Sex: Male Weight: 130 -140 pounds Race: White (Hispanic) NCIC: W322240385 Nationality: American Occupation: Unknown Scars and Marks: Gutierrez has tattoos located on his neck, left arm, upper-right arm, and his chest.

Remarks: Gutierrez has ties to the San Luis Valley area in Southern Colorado and Colorado Springs, Colorado. Additionally, he may be traveling with fugitive Vinnicio Rafael Martinez, and both may have fled to Mexico.

CAUTION

Socorro Anselmo Gutierrez and his accomplice Vinnicio Rafael Martinez are being sought for murder in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Both men are active members of a violent street gang known as the Varrio Raza Grande (VRG), and on May 23, 1997, members of a rival gang (known as the Juaritos) reportedly fired several gunshots at the VRG. No one was injured during this incident, but reportedly some members of the VRG decided to retaliate for the shooting by killing a specific member of the Juaritos. On May 24, 1997, members of the VRG allegedly opened fire on a car, that was owned by the targeted member of the Juaritos. The intended victim was not in the car during the shooting and had loaned his vehicle to some juvenile acquaintances. When the VRG members allegedly fired at the car, one of the rounds penetrated the trunk of the car and struck the rear-seat passenger in the head. The 13-year-old child later died as a result of the shooting.

In June of 1999, a VRG member who drove the suspect's vehicle during the above incident was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life imprisonment plus 240 years for his participation in the shooting. Additionally, Gutierrez and Martinez were also identified as subjects in this crime, and both allegedly fired shots during the incident.

On November 6, 2001, an arrest warrant was issued for Socorro Anselmo Gutierrez in the District Court of El Paso County, state of Colorado, for first degree murder. Additionally, on December 28, 2001, a federal arrest warrant was issued by the United States District Court, District of Colorado, after Gutierrez was charged with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.

SHOULD BE CONSIDERED ARMED AND DANGEROUS

 

Aliases: Vinicio Rafael Martinez, Vinnicio Rafeal Martinez

DESCRIPTION

Date of Birth Used: November 13, 1973 Hair: Brown Place of Birth: Colorado Eyes: Brown Height: 5'10" Sex: Male Weight:195 pounds Race: White (Hispanic) NCIC: W462770256 Nationality: American Occupation: Unknown

Scars and Marks: Martinez has a scar on his right arm and his left ear is pierced.

Remarks: Martinez has ties to Colorado Springs, Colorado. Additionally, he may be traveling with fugitive Socorro Anselmo Gutierrez, and both may have fled to Mexico.

CAUTION

Vinnicio Rafael Martinez and his accomplice Socorro Anselmo Gutierrez are being sought for murder in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Both men are active members of a violent street gang known as the Varrio Raza Grande (VRG), and on May 23, 1997, members of a rival gang (known as the Juaritos) reportedly fired several gunshots at the VRG. No one was injured during this incident, but reportedly some members of the VRG decided to retaliate for the shooting by killing a specific member of the Juaritos. On May 24, 1997, members of the VRG allegedly opened fire on a car, that was owned by the targeted member of the Juaritos. The intended victim was not in the car during the shooting and had loaned his vehicle to some juvenile acquaintances. When the VRG members allegedly fired at the car, one of the rounds penetrated the trunk of the car and struck the rear-seat passenger in the head. The 13-year-old child later died as a result of the shooting.

In June of 1999, a VRG member who drove the suspect's vehicle during the above incident was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life imprisonment plus 240 years for his participation in the shooting. Additionally, Martinez and Gutierrez were also identified as subjects in this crime, and both allegedly fired shots during the incident.

On May 16, 2000, an arrest warrant was issued for Vinnicio Rafael Martinez in the District Court of El Paso County, state of Colorado, for first degree murder. Additionally, on May 3, 2001, a federal arrest warrant was issued by the United States District Court, District of Colorado, after Martinez was charged with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.

SHOULD BE CONSIDERED ARMED AND DANGEROUS AND AN ESCAPE RISK

 

Aliases: Francisco A. Murillo, Francisco Murillo Mendoza

DESCRIPTION

Date of Birth Used: April 12, 1983 Hair: Brown Place of Birth: Mexico Eyes: Brown Height: 5'10" Sex: Male Weight: 130 pounds Race: White (Hispanic) NCIC: W480876996 Nationality: Mexican Occupation: None known

Scars and Marks: Murillo suffered an injury as a child and has a glass right eye. He has tattoos on his left hand, right calf, and right knee. He also has a scar on his hand.

Remarks: Murillo has ties to Colorado, Texas, and Mexico.

CAUTION

Francisco Alfonso Murillo is wanted for murder in Thornton, Colorado. On April 20, 2006, local law enforcement responded to a 911 call of a gunshot victim at a sports bar. Upon arriving at the location, two victims had suffered from gunshot wounds to their arms and a hand. The third victim later died from a single gunshot wound to the abdomen. It is alleged that Murillo is responsible for the shootings and has fled to Mexico.

On May 5, 2006, an arrest warrant was issued for Francisco Alfonso Murillo by the District Court, Adams County, Colorado, for first degree murder. Additionally, on August 3, 2006, Murillo was subsequently charged with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution in a federal arrest warrant issued by the United States District Court, District of Colorado.

SHOULD BE CONSIDERED ARMED AND DANGEROUS AND AN ESCAPE RISK

 

Alias: Robert Montoya

DESCRIPTION

Dates of Birth Used: April 3, 1978; April 3, 1976 Hair: Black Place of Birth: Colorado Eyes: Brown Height: 5'8" to 5'10" Sex: Male Weight: 130 to160 pounds Race: White (Hispanic) NCIC: W635765076 Nationality: American Occupations: Automotive Detailer, Forklift Operator, Plumber, General Construction

Scars and Marks: None known

Remarks: Montoya may have traveled to the following areas: Florida; Texas; Colorado; and Mexico.

CAUTION

Robert Otilio Montoya is wanted for attempted murder and committing various other crimes of violence. On March 8, 2004, Montoya allegedly victimized two men who were cleaning a rental home in Evergreen, Colorado. Montoya allegedly shot the victims execution style while their hands were tied behind their backs. Both victims received life-threatening injuries. One victim was shot twice in the leg and twice in the torso. The other victim was found lying on the floor and reportedly bleeding from the chest area. There was also the appearance of gun shot wounds to the victim's face and arm. Although both victims survived this ordeal, they will continue to suffer great physical ailments.

On March 9, 2004, an arrest warrant was issued for Robert Otilio Montoya by the County Court, Jefferson County, Colorado, for attempted murder and various other crimes. Additionally, on April 14, 2004, Montoya was charged with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution, and a federal arrest warrant was issued in the United States District Court of Colorado.

SHOULD BE CONSIDERED ARMED AND DANGEROUS

 

Aliases: Fidel Ruizserrano, Fidel Serrano, Fidel Ruiz, Fidel Ruiz-S, Fidel Ruiz-Serrano, Fidel Ruiz S, Anthonio Pisano

DESCRIPTION

Date of Birth Used: March 23, 1978 Hair: Black Place of Birth: Mexico Eyes: Brown Height: 5'7" Sex: Male Weight: 150 pounds Race: White (Hispanic) NCIC: W305863642 Nationality: Mexican Occupations: Serrano worked in a wood products factory. He also played guitar in a Mexican country/rock band named "Los Navigates de Durango." Scars and Marks: None known Remarks: Serrano was an illegal immigrant in the United States who reportedly used false Social Security and Alien Registration cards. Serrano may be with his girlfriend, Diana Mendoza, who is not a fugitive from the law. Mendoza is a white female who was born on October 8, 1987. Both she and Serrano left Colorado shortly after the crime occurred.

CAUTION

Fidel Ruiz Serrano is wanted for a murder which occurred on May 12, 2003, in Wyoming. Serrano was armed with a semi-automatic rifle when he allegedly shot and killed his co-worker in a parking lot. Serrano is believed to have been injured by a gunshot wound to the leg. Serrano fled to Colorado and may have left the United States.

On May 14, 2003, an arrest warrant was issued for Fidel Ruiz Serrano by the Second Judicial Circuit Court County of Albany, State of Wyoming, for first degree murder. Additionally, on May 7, 2004, a federal arrest warrant was issued by the United States District Court, District of Wyoming, after Serrano was charged with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.

SHOULD BE CONSIDERED ARMED AND DANGEROUS


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