Date added: April 12, 2017
Wanted for murder in the aid of racketeering, conspiracy to commit murder
The FBI says Walter Yovany Gomez and the victim were both identified members of the Plainfield Locos Salvatrucha, a New Jersey branch of the MS-13 gang. On May 8, 2011, Gomez, of Plainfield, New Jersey, and a co-conspirator allegedly struck Julio Matute in the head with a baseball bat, sliced his throat and stabbed him in the back 17 times with a screwdriver because Matute was suspected of socializing with a rival gang.
Tim Gallagher, special agent in charge of the Newark field office of the FBI, said Gomez carried out the gang-ordered killing because he was attempting to become a full member of the gang. The victim was his friend, he said.
A reward of up to $100,000 is being offered for information leading to his arrest.