The search for a man suspected of murdering his wife inside a local college bathroom has heated up in Mexico, much to the satisfaction of the victim's family.
Armando Perez, 37, is wanted for allegedly murdering Diana Gonzalez, 19, on Oct. 12 at San Diego City College. Perez is believed to be in Mexico, as his car was found in Tijuana a day after the murder.
On Friday, police released its new efforts to track down Perez with Spanish-language flyers.
Janette said she was glad the police were reaching out to people in Mexico to try and find the alleged killer. A $1,000 reward has been offered, and a Mexican telephone line has been installed to receive tips.
"We're, in a way, happy because now we know it's going to go more out there in Mexico," said Janette Gonzalez, sister of Diana. "Hopefully, we can get more results out of it."
The victim filed a retraining order against her estranged husband just weeks before her murder. She told police that Perez had kidnapped her for three days in Sept. 2010. Court documents said he sexually assaulted her, but no charges were filed. Experts believe evidence was not strong enough to prosecute.