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In Pursuit With John Walsh: Luis Frias Captured

John Walsh’s personal Most Wanted List for Oklahoma man Luis Frias, who fatally stabbed his ex-wife in front of their children in 2013, finally came to fruition today thanks to a tip from one of John Walsh’s brave viewers on In Pursuit with John Walsh. Earlier this year, Frias was captured in Mexico and brought back to the U.S.

On August 8, 2013, Luis Octavio Frias, 34, brutally stabbed his ex-wife Janett Reyna 41 times in front of their children in Blackwell. At 29 years old, Reyna had just begun the process to obtain a protection order against Frias; her family remembers him as an admirable person but became jealous and abusive over time.

In the weeks after Reyna’s murder, Luis fled to Mexico. As a wanted felon with multiple arrests and charges of stalking, domestic violence and aggravated assault, he sought refuge there.

The Blackwell police department issued an arrest warrant for him and began their search to locate him. They collaborated with Mexican authorities who helped them narrow down the possible location to a suburb of Guadalajara in Jalisco state, Mexico.

Once the search for Frias was over, investigators were able to confirm he had been living under an assumed name in Mexico and were arrested near Guadalajara’s capital. He was extradited back to Oklahoma on February 6th 2019 where U.S Marshals placed him under arrest once more.

Though Frias’ capture marks a major victory for the Marshals, it also serves as a stark reminder to parents that their child’s safety and innocence cannot be guaranteed. There remain many fugitives out there who are still alive and desperate to avoid justice.

Therefore, we must continue to take a stand against predators who prey on children. We need to educate the public and do everything in our power to safeguard children and keep them secure.

Our mission is to protect more children from abduction, murder and foster care. Our fight for their rights won’t cease until every child has a safe home.

Until then, we will continue to utilize the media to bring these cases to light so that more lives can be saved and abuse cycle broken.

We will also continue to promote awareness for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, founded in 1984 with a mission of aiding victims recover from abuse, neglect, and exploitation. This organization is led by our family, and we pledge our support in its pursuit to locate more fugitives and retrieve more children.

In 1984, President Ronald Reagan established the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children with a mission to guarantee that all children are safeguarded from sexual and physical abuse and given an opportunity to develop in safety.

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