Man placed on Most Wanted list for girlfriend’s death in 2016

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Former Marine, 37, wanted for the death of his girlfriend in San Diego in 2016 has been added to the U.S. Marshals 15 Most Wanted list and officials are offering a $ 50,000 reward

  • US Marshals are offering up to $ 50,000 for any information leading to the arrest of Raymond “RJ” McLeod
  • They added him to the 15 Most Wanted list
  • McLeod was initially wanted by the San Diego Police Department for the murder of 30-year-old Krystal Mitchell
  • On June 10, 2016, San Diego Police Department found that Mitchell was not breathing in an apartment located at block 7600 of Mission George Road in San Diego, California.
  • She was pronounced dead on the spot by medics.
  • The couple were visiting friends at the time of the murder
  • McLeod’s last reported location was in Guatemala, March 2017, but he has also been seen in Honduras, along with Belize and Mexico.

A former US Marine suspected of killing his girlfriend in 2016 has been added to the 15 Most Wanted list for the US Marshals, believed to be hiding in Central America or Mexico.

The agency is now offering up to $ 50,000 for all information leading to the arrest of Raymond “RJ” McLeod, Jr., 37, who was initially wanted by San Diego police for the murder of 30-year-old Krystal Mitchell.

“Raymond McLeod will be the first fugitive in history on our 15 Most Wanted list with an initial pay of up to $ 50,000,” said US Marshal Service Director Donald Washington on Monday. release

“We want McLeod’s new status as the 15 Most Wanted Fugitive and the $ 50,000 reward amount broadcast far and wide. McLeod is a significant threat to the public and should be brought to justice. ‘

US Marshals are offering up to $ 50,000 for any information leading to the arrest of Raymond “RJ” McLeod

McLeod was initially wanted by the San Diego Police Department for the 2016 murder of 30-year-old Krystal Mitchell

McLeod was initially wanted by the San Diego Police Department for the 2016 murder of 30-year-old Krystal Mitchell

The pair were visiting friends in San Diego, California at the time of Mitchell's murder

The pair were visiting friends in San Diego, California at the time of Mitchell's murder

McLeod was initially wanted by San Diego police for the 2016 murder of 30-year-old Krystal Mitchell. The couple were visiting friends in San Diego, California, at the time of Mitchell’s murder.

McLeod has been described as 5’11 ‘and 245 pounds. He is also known as RJ, Matt or Mateo.

On June 10, 2016, San Diego Police Department found that Mitchell was not breathing in an apartment located at block 7600 of Mission George Road in San Diego, California. She was pronounced dead on the spot by medics.

On the spot, detectives found signs of a struggle and determined that Mitchell had last been seen with McLeod. The couple were in San Diego at the time to visit friends.

McLeod was charged with murder by the San Diego District Attorney’s Office, and in December 2016, the U.S. Marshals were bugged to join the manhunt for him.

McLeod's last reported location was in Guatemala, March 2017, but he has also been seen in Honduras, along with Belize and Mexico.

McLeod's last reported location was in Guatemala, March 2017, but he has also been seen in Honduras, along with Belize and Mexico.

McLeod’s last reported location was in Guatemala, March 2017, but he has also been seen in Honduras, along with Belize and Mexico.

On June 10, 2016, San Diego Police Department found that Mitchell was not breathing in an apartment located at block 7600 of Mission George Road in San Diego, California.  She was pronounced dead on the spot by medics

On June 10, 2016, San Diego Police Department found that Mitchell was not breathing in an apartment located at block 7600 of Mission George Road in San Diego, California.  She was pronounced dead on the spot by medics

On June 10, 2016, San Diego Police Department found that Mitchell was not breathing in an apartment located at block 7600 of Mission George Road in San Diego, California. She was pronounced dead on the spot by medics

McLeod disappeared without a trace after taking Mitchell’s car to the airport, where he rented a new car and drove straight to Mexico.

The father has an extensive history of violence against women, with many former girlfriends describing him as “very dangerous.”

The father has an extensive history of violence against women, with many past friends describing him as “very dangerous.”

McLeod had been charged twice with domestic violence, one of which occurred just three months before Mitchell was murdered.

The Marine pleaded not guilty to assaulting his second wife in Riverside, California and was released on $ 50,000 bail.

McLeod’s last reported location was in Guatemala, March 2017, but he has also been seen in Honduras, along with Belize and Mexico.

The U.S. Embassy in Belize issued a bulletin to police and media in 2016 to keep an eye out for McLeod.

“The passage of time will never deter the Marshals’ fugitive investigation into McLeod,” said US Marshal Steve Stafford of California’s Southern District. ‘In any case, it fuels our determination. We will leave no stone unturned until he is brought to justice. ‘

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