Man Sought in 1997 Murder of Pregnant Girlfriend

Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a man accused of killing his pregnant girlfriend outside a local bar exactly 16 years ago to the day.

According to San Diego County Crime Stoppers and the SDPD Homicide Unit, investigators are still actively seeking leads to help locate murder suspect Luis “Freddy” Eduardo Galindo who is believed to have possibly fled to Honduras.

On March 15, 1997, investigators say Galindo, his girlfriend Carmen Estrada and a group of friends visited the Vallarta Bar and Grill located at 4125 El Cajon Blvd. in City Heights.

At one point, Galindo and Estrada walked outside the bar and got into a verbal altercation. Galindo took out a gun and allegedly shot Estrada in the head, killing her and their unborn baby.

Galindo fled the area and has since been sought by police for his alleged involvement in the murder. For the past 16 years, Galindo has remained at large.

On Friday, detectives revisited this 16-year-old murder case, asking anyone with any information on Galindo’s whereabouts to call the SDPD Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Up to a $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of this suspect.

Police describe Galindo as a 40-year-old Hispanic male with brown hair and brown eyes. He’s 5-foot-7, 155 pounds and known to use the nickname “Freddy.”

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