Information leading to the arrest of one of the 10 most wanted fugitives in Texas could earn a tipster $10,000, the Texas Department of Public Safety announced Tuesday.
Israel Aguirre, whose last known address was in Dallas, is wanted for murder in connection with a Kaufman County homicide committed in 2002. He faced a theft charge that year too, and served time in a correctional facility, but was deported to Mexico before he could stand trial for the murder charge.
In 2005, the 36-year-old Aguirre was arrested for prostitution and failure to ID. He made several court appearances over the next two years before he disappeared in 2007.
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The description listed by the Texas Department of Public Safety says Aguirre is 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighs about 130 pounds and has tattoos on his chest and left arm. He may use the aliases Israel Aguirre Jaimez, Israel Aguirre-Jaimez or Israel Jaimez Carmona.
Each month, the Texas Department of Public Safety selects a "featured fugitive" in hopes that increased reward money could lead to new tips and an arrest.
There are five ways tipsters can provide information to be eligible for cash rewards:
- Call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477)
- Text "DPS" followed by a tip to 274637 (CRIMES)
- Through the Texas DPS website
- On Facebook
- Through the Texas DPS mobile app, which is available through Apple's App Store or on Google Play
All tips are anonymous, no matter how they are submitted.