The Ottumwa Courier

Southeast Iowa

July 18, 2013

Police: Suspect in Fla. slayings could be in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a man sought in a double Florida slaying could be in Iowa.

Police in Clearwater, Fla., said Thursday that they think 33-year-old Gilberto Juarez-Hernandez is in Des Moines because he has family and friends in the area.

Juarez-Hernandez was named in two first-degree murder warrants in October in connection with the July 2003 deaths of Petra Martin and her 2-year-old son, Uriel. Martin and the boy were found stabbed to death in their Clearwater home.

Police say Juarez-Hernandez is a suspect in the case because of a bloody fingerprint collected as evidence.

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