A black Maserati linked to the slaying of a bride hours after her wedding last spring has been found by federal investigators in the garage of the groom's brother.
The car was discovered in the garage of
Humberto Jimenez after he was arrested last week in connection with a
wide-ranging drug conspiracy. Investigators found
blood and other physical evidence in the car.
Wiretaps on Jimenez show he
traveled with his brother, Arnoldo Jimenez, to a Texas town near the Mexican
border on May 13, the day Arnoldo's wife Estralla Carrera was found dead in a
bathtub in her Burbank apartment.
still dressed in the silver sequin cocktail dress she had worn to her wedding
reception hours before.
The wiretaps caught
Humberto on the phone saying “there’s been an emergency” and he was at the
Mexican border, the documents state. He later refers to a “huge problem.”
Arnoldo Jimenez had called his sister and told her he and Carrera "had a
bad fight and he left her bleeding". Another
"close associate of Jimenez" told authorities Jimenez told the associate "he was
leaving the state of Illinois and if questioned by law enforcement, the
associate should tell law enforcement he went to Mexico".
Jimenez was born in Texas and owns property there, and his parents
live in Mexico.
Jimenez and Carrera were
married last Friday. They celebrated the spur-of the-moment wedding into the wee
hours of May 12 with friends and family at a Little Village restaurant, in a
party limo and at a nightclub. Carrera, 26, was found
dead the next day by authorities, who were contacted by relatives after they
couldn't reach her.
Jimenez has been charged in a warrant with