Chicago FBI: Public’s Help Sought in Search for Cicero Murder Suspect

Chicago, IL–(ENEWSPF)– Robert D. Grant, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is asking for the public’s help in locating and apprehending a former Cicero man who is wanted in connection with the 1996 shooting death of a Chicago restaurant owner.

PEDRO AGUILAR, age 44, whose last known address was 3000 South Laramie in Cicero, is wanted by the FBI for Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution (UFAP), which is a felony offense. AGUILAR is believed to have fled the state in November of 1996, shortly after being charged in Cook County Circuit Court with First Degree Murder for the shooting death of Marie Rodriguez, who owned and operated Rodriguez Restaurant, which was located at 3144 North Narragansett.

According to the complaint, AGUILAR discharged a handgun numerous times inside the restaurant during an apparent dispute. One of the rounds struck Rodriguez, killing her at the scene.

AGUILAR, who is a Mexican national, is known to use the alias of Juan Jose Martinez. AGUILAR is described as a Hispanic/male, 5’ 3” tall, 180 pounds, stocky build, with black hair and brown eyes.

This case is being investigated by the Chicago FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force (VCTF) which is comprised of FBI Special Agents, Detectives from the Chicago Police Department and Investigators from the Cook County Sheriff’s Police.

Anyone recognizing AGUILAR or having any information as to his current whereabouts is asked to call the Chicago FBI at (312) 421-6700 or any law enforcement agency.

The public is reminded that a complaint is not evidence of guilt and that all defendants in a criminal case are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.