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FBI adds Fidel Urbina to 'Ten Most Wanted' list for alleged rape and murder

This undated photo released by the Chicago bureau of the FBI shows 37-year-old Fidel Urbina of Chicago. The FBI announced Tuesday, June 5, 2012, that Urbina, wanted for sexual assault and murder, is now on the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" list. A manhunt has been on for Urbina since 1999. He is charged in Chicago federal court with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution. Authorities say he murdered and sexually assaulted one woman and beat and sexually assaulted another woman. AP Photo/FBI

Fidel Urbina, seen in this undated photo, has been added to FBI's "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" list for alleged rape and murder
AP Photo/FBI

(CBS/AP) CHICAGO - Former Chicago man Fidel Urbina is the newest addition to the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" list for an alleged rape and murder committed over a decade ago, CBS Chicago reports.

The FBI in Chicago announced the addition of the 37-year-old on Tuesday. A manhunt has been on since 1999 for Urbina, who's accused of killing one woman and beating and sexually assaulting another.

Chicago police first arrested Urbina in March 1998 and charged him with kidnapping, raping and brutally beating a woman, CBS Chicago reports. While free on bond and awaiting trial, in October 1998 he then allegedly raped and bludgeoned 22-year-old Gabriella Torres to death.

Torres' body was found in the trunk of a car, which had been set on fire in a Chicago alley. Authorities said they believe Urbina fled Illinois.

FBI officials are offering up to $100,000 reward for information about Urbina's whereabouts. He is described as  a Hispanic man who is 6 feet tall and weighs 170 pounds, with black hair, brown eyes and a noticeably pockmarked right cheek.

According to the FBI, Urbina's previous aliases include Lorenzo Maes, Fermando Ramos and Fidel Urbina Aguirre. FBI said he could be residing in Durango, Mexico, but also has ties to the Chicago area.

A Mexican federal magistrate issued a provisional arrest warrant for Urbina in 2006.

Urbina is the 497th person to be added to the fugitive list since it was introduced in 1950. His case has been on television shows like "America's Most Wanted" and "Chicago Most Wanted."

  • Crimesider Staff

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