Wanted for his alleged involvement in the kidnapping, rape, and murder of five-year-old Iriana DeJesus, Alexis Flores is on the FBI Ten Most Wanted list. The FBI is offering a reward of up to $100,000 for information that would lead directly to his capture and arrest. Read our Alexis Flores Wiki to find out more about this fugitive and his alleged crimes.
Alexis Flores Wiki: Who Is this Fugitive?
Number five on the FBI Ten Most Wanted list, Alexis Flores is originally from Honduras. He was born in 1975, but has used several birth dates ranging from 1975 to 1982.
|About Alexis Flores|
|Known As||Alex Contreras, Alesis Contreras, Mario Flores, Mario Robert Flores, Mario F. Roberto|
|Birth||July 18, 1975 Honduras|
|Height||5 feet 4 inches|
|CHARGES||Possession of a forgery device, Kidnapping, Rape, Murder, and Unlawful flight to avoid prosecution|
He’s 5’4”, has black hair and brown eyes. Flores has scars on his forehead and right cheek.
He also goes by the following aliases:
- Alex Contreras
- Alesis Contreras
- Mario Flores
- Mario Robert Flores
- Mario F. Roberto
At the time Iriana DeJesus went missing, Flores was a homeless drifter who Huntington Park-Philadelphia locals knew as “Carlos” or “Carlo.”
He was given shelter, clothing, and work by a Huntington Park resident named Jorge Contreras. Contreras lived in the same building as the DeJesus family.
What Did Alexis Flores Do?
According to the FBI, five-year-old Iriana DeJesus was reported missing on July 29, 2000.
Her body was found partially decomposed in the basement of an empty apartment building on August 3, 2000. She was found in a plastic bag; a shirt with her blood on it lay nearby. The five-year-old had been strangled to death.
Iriana’s family, including her mother Lizasuain DeJesus, and investigators have been burdened with the task of catching her killer…and bringing him to justice.
According to reports, on the night she disappeared, Iriana was seen walking with a Hispanic male.
Investigators identified him as a man who went only by the name of “Carlos.” They discovered that he had mysteriously arrived in town and worked odd jobs.
But the man vanished. And he was not properly identified until years later.
Meanwhile, investigators discovered that the shirt with Iriana’s blood on it had been lent to “Carlos” by Contreras.
How They ID’d Flores as the Alleged Killer
In 2007, seven years after the little girl’s body was found, officials announced that Iriana’s murderer was a man named Alexis Flores. He was known to them as an illegal alien from Honduras who had been kicked out of the U.S.
Flores’ DNA samples were obtained and filed in the Combined DNA Index System in 2006, after he was arrested in Arizona in 2004 on charges of possession of a forgery device.
Phoenix police said that he cooperated with them upon his 2004 arrest and had a “welcoming” demeanor. When they searched his home, they found his fridge stocked with Kool-Aid and pornography laid out on his floor.
Flores’ DNA was entered into the database. It matched previously unknown genetic material taken from the scene of Iriana’s death.
After this, an arrest warrant was issued for Flores on charges of kidnapping, rape, murder, and unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.
Ongoing FBI Search for Iriana’s Killer
Officials suspect that Flores is possibly located in Schaumburg, IL, Phoenix, AZ, or Honduras, as these locations are areas he said he’d lived.
He was last seen in Phoenix, AZ, where he served 60 days for possession of a forgery device. He was deported from there to Honduras in 2005.
Philadelphia police and the FBI are still searching for him.
Note that Flores looks younger than he claims to be, and may be working as a day laborer. He is considered armed and extremely dangerous, so do not approach him.
The FBI is offering a reward of up to $100,000 for anyone giving information directly leading to Alexis Flores’ arrest.