The Texas Department of Public Safety has upped the reward for information leading to the capture of 34-year old Israel Aguirre to $10,000. Aguirre, March’s “Featured Fugitive,” is wanted for murder in connection with a 2002 homicide in Kaufman County.
According to a release from DPS, Aguirre has ties to the Dallas area and Mexico.
He served time in a Texas Department of Criminal Justice corrections facility on a theft conviction. He was deported to Mexico after his arrest in 2002, prior to standing trial for the murder. Aguirre was re-arrested in the United States in 2005, and made court appearances in 2005 and 2007 before becoming a fugitive. He is considered a violent offender with arrests for theft, prostitution and failure to identify.
Aguirre is 5’8″ and weighs approximately 130 lbs. with tattoos on his chest and left arm. He could be under the aliases of Israel Aguirre Jaimez, Israel Aguirre-Jaimes or Israel Jaimez Carmona.
If he is captured in March, tipsters could receive a reward of $10,000. All tips are guaranteed to remain anonymous.
To be eligible for the cash reward, anyone providing tips to authorities must use one of the following reporting methods:
- Call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-252-8477;
- Text “DPS”– followed by the tip – to 274637 (CRIMES) from cellphones;
- Submit a web tip through the DPS website by selecting the fugitive and then clicking on the link under their picture;
- Submit a Facebook tip at facebook.com/texas10mostwanted by clicking the “SUBMIT A TIP” link (under the “About” section); or
- Submit a tip through the DPS mobile app. iPhone users on the Apple App Store: itunes.apple.com/us/app/texas-dps/id902092368?mt=8 and for Android users: play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microassist.texasdps&hl=en.
DPS reminds tipsters to not attempt to apprehend fugitives as they are considered armed and dangerous.