Suspected Escondido wife killer on the loose

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ESCONDIDO, Calif. – Authorities were searching for a man whose wife was found dead by a child in an Escondido home Wednesday morning.

Officers received a call around 11 a.m. from a child who said he was unable to awaken his mother, Escondido police Lt. Neal Griffin said.

Hernandez,-Jesus-FloresWhen officers arrived to the house on 1500 block of East El Norte Parkway they found the body of 43-year-old Jacinto Montalvo.

Investigators determined Montalvo was a victim of homicide and named her husband Jesus  “Tony” Flores Hernandez, 46, as the murder suspect, said Griffin, who would not disclose what led them to that conclusion.

Hernandez is a Hispanic man with black collar length hair and brown eyes.  He’s 5-feet, 6-inches tall and weighs 150 pounds.  Police said he drivers a 2004 tan GMC Canyon pick-up truck with CA-license plate 7D60443.

Anyone with information about his location should call 911.  An anonymous tipsters should call 760-743-8477.

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