(CBS/WBBM/AP) CHICAGO - Groom Arnoldo Jimenez is now being sought in the stabbing death of his young bride just hours after their marriage. The body of his new wife Estrella Carrera was found in a bathtub in the silver sequin cocktail dress she wore at her wedding reception, police said Tuesday.
Jimenez, 30, is wanted on a first-degree murder warrant in the slaying of Carrera, 26, who died soon after they celebrated their marriage with friends in the Chicago suburb of Burbank, said police.
"It was a very brutal killing," Capt. Joseph Ford of the Burbank Police Department told The Associated Press later Tuesday. "We do our jobs every day, of course. But something like this really motivates you to work even harder."
After they were married Friday afternoon at Chicago's City Hall, the couple had dinner with friends at a restaurant, then headed to a nightclub in a party limousine. They were last seen at 4 a.m. Saturday and Carrera's body was found in her Burbank apartment Sunday.
According to CBS Chicago, the 6-foot, 220-pound Jimenez was last known to be driving a 2006 black Maserati. Since the killing likely took place just hours after the couple went to her Burbank apartment, the suspect had a day to leave the metropolitan area or even the state, Ford said.
Carrera, a mother of two small children, told nearly no one about her plans to get married. She invited a few friends out Friday without telling them what she was celebrating, her relatives said. Some of those familiar with the couple said there had been incidents of violence during their two years dating, Ford said. But he added that authorities haven't yet found any records indicating Carrera ever filed a complaint against Jimenez.
Anyone with information on Jimenez' whereabouts should call Burbank police at 708-924-7300.