Suspect in New Jersey Slaying Makes FBI's Most Wanted List - NBC New York

Suspect in New Jersey Slaying Makes FBI's Most Wanted List

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    A $100k reward is now on the table for information leading to the arrest of a New Jersey fugitive. Federal officials added Walter Gomez to the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list. Gomez is wanted for a brutal gang-related murder back in 2011. Brian Thompson reports.

    (Published Thursday, April 13, 2017)

    A suspect wanted for a 2011 murder in New Jersey and who has ties to Virginia and Maryland has been added to the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list.

    Authorities on Wednesday announced Walter Gomez is the 513th person to be added to the list, which was established in 1950.

    The FBI says Gomez and a co-conspirator in Plainfield struck Julio Matute in the head with a bat, sliced his throat and stabbed him in the back 17 times with a screwdriver because he was suspected of socializing with a rival gang. The co-conspirator was convicted in the slaying.

    The FBI is offering a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading to the arrest of Gomez. 

    Since the inception of the list, 481 fugitives have been apprehended or located.

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