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Jose Blandon

Real Name: Jose Francisco Blandon
Aliases: None Known
Wanted For: Murder
Missing Since: July 23, 1995

Rosa Dominguez


Details: Thirty-six-year-old Jose Blandon is known for having a hot temper and a love for weapons. In 1981, he immigrated from Nicaragua where he served as a part of a special anti-terrorist organization for the Sandinista government. He later moved to Chicago, Illinois. In October of 1994, he began dating Rosa Dominguez, a divorced mother of two. Their relationship was apparently abusive and Rosa eventually left him. Blandon was arrested twice for threatening Rosa, although he was never convicted of those charges.
On July 23, 1995, he confronted Rosa outside of her apartment on West 31st Street in Chicago, Illinois. After another argument, Blandon stabbed her to death in front of her children. He fled the scene and vanished. He is now wanted on first-degree murder charges. He has a five-inch scar on his right forearm and deformed fingers on his right hand, the result of a hand-grenade explosion. Authorities advise that he is armed and dangerous; he should not be approached.
Extra Notes: This case first aired as a Special Bulletin on the September 27, 1996 episode.
Results: Captured. On April 12, 2002, Blandon was arrested after almost seven years on the run. In 2004, he was found guilty of Rosa's murder and was sentenced to twenty-eight years in prison. He was released on parole in April of 2016.