Man accused of 2013 Blackwell murder added to U.S. Marshals 15 Most Wanted list
OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) —
A man wanted for allegedly stabbing his ex-wife 41 times in front of their children has been added to the U.S. Marshals most wanted list.
The agency announced Friday that Luis Octavio Frias, 34, was added to their 15 Most Wanted fugitive list.
Frias is accused of killing his ex-wife, Janett Reyna, in August 2013. Frias allegedly waited for Reyna as she arrived to pick up the couple's children from their grandmother's home in Blackwell and stabbed her 41 times after she entered.
Reyna had filed a protective order against Frias two days before the murder. She was a former Blackwell Police Department officer and was serving as the domestic violence prevention coordinator for the Ponca Tribal Police Department at the time of her death.
U.S. Marshals Service Deputy Director David Anderson says that authorities are using every resource available to bring Frias to justice.
“Our 15 Most Wanted list is reserved for fugitives we consider the worst
of the worst,”Anderson said. “It is without a doubt, Frias deserves to be on that list."
Frias was charged with first degree murder in connection to the case shortly after Reyna's death. He is believed to have fled the country and may have crossed over into Mexico.
He is described as 5-feet, 11-inches tall and weighs around 200 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes and has a tattoo on his left arm. Frias also has a discoloration on his hands due to vitiligo. He may be using the alias Louis Beltran.
A reward of $25,000 is offered for information leading to his arrest. Anyone with information is asked to call the U.S. Marshals Service Communications Center at 1-800-336-0102.