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Reward offered for suspected fugitive killer hiding in Belize

Posted: Tuesday, April 3, 2018. 1:07 p.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: Police in San Diego, California are offering an $11,000 reward for information leading to the capture of a former U.S. Marine who is wanted as a murder suspect in his girlfriend’s death.

Raymond “RJ” McLeod, 34, is wanted for the murder of Krystal Mitchell, which happened in June 2016. In January 2017, the U.S. Embassy in Belize had issued a bulletin, informing that McLeod was suspected to have made his way to Belize through Mexico.

More than a year following that bulletin, however, McLeod remains at large despite sightings in several parts of Belize. San Diego police will hold a press conference today to announce the murder charge against McLeod and will reportedly seek the help of international authorities, including those in Belize, to track him down.

According to San Diego police, McLeod should be considered armed and dangerous. He reportedly suffers Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) due to his time in the Marines. Mitchell was allegedly killed by McLeod in San Diego while they were visiting friends there. The couple was originally from Phoenix, Arizona, according to reports.

“We need the public’s help in locating him so we can bring some sense of closure to Krystal’s family,” San Diego police said.

McLeod is described as being tattooed and muscular and he is known to frequent gyms and strip clubs. He is also a known user of marijuana and cocaine, according to San Diego police. Mitchell’s mother, who visited Belize, said she believes McLeod is in Belize and that he stays near coastal areas where he can take boats in and out of the country without drawing too much attention.

McLeod is also described as “charming” but authorities warn that he is very dangerous and should not be approached. Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts can contact the nearest police station or call the 922 Crime Stoppers hotlin

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