Espinosa Dorantes Poster
The Federal Bureau of Investigation today announced
the addition of Genero Espinosa Dorantes, a convicted
felon and alleged murderer, to its "Ten Most
Wanted Fugitives" list. Dorantes is being sought
for his alleged involvement in the brutal torture
and murder of his four-year-old stepson in Tennessee.
He should be considered armed and extremely dangerous.
the early morning hours of February 23, 2003, the
battered and tortured body of the young victim,
a Hispanic male, was discovered by a passing jogger
in West Park, a public park in Nashville, Tennessee.
It is alleged that Genero Espinosa Dorantes, the
stepfather of the victim, inflicted the injuries
upon the child and failed to provide proper medical
treatment, resulting in his death.
February 24, 2003, a local arrest warrant was issued
by the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department,
charging Dorantes with criminal homicide. Dorantes
was subsequently charged with unlawful flight to
avoid prosecution in a federal arrest warrant issued
by the United States District Court, District of
Nashville, Nashville, Tennessee.
may now be traveling to North Carolina, Florida,
Texas or Mexico. He is believed to be accompanied
by his spouse, Martha
L. Cano Patlan, her young daughter, Mariana
Cisneros, and their young son, Edgardo Espinosa.
Both of these children are thought to be in danger
of serious bodily injury or death.
is described as a Hispanic male, 5'6", 170
to 180 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. He
was born on June 19, 1970, in Pachusa, Hidalgo,
Mexico. He has a scar on his face and a tattoo of
a heart on his left arm. Dorantes has a pierced
left ear. He may be involved in the transportation
of illegal aliens from Mexico into the United States.
Espinosa Dorantes is the 477th person to be placed
on the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives"
list, which was established in 1950. Since then,
447 fugitives have been apprehended or located,
145 of them as a result of citizen cooperation.
reward of up to $50,000 is being offered for any
information leading directly to the arrest of Genero
Espinosa Dorantes. Individuals with information
concerning Dorantes should take no action themselves,
but instead immediately contact the nearest office
of the FBI or local law enforcement agency. For
any possible sighting outside the United States,
contact the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.
information regarding Genero Espinosa Dorantes,
including his wanted poster, is available on the
FBI's Internet Home Page at http://www.fbi.gov.