A Metairie man accused of murdering his girlfriend is on the run after police say he abducted three of her five children.
Police issued a warrant for the arrest of 43-year-old Pedro Alberto Monterroso-Navas on the charge of Second-Degree Murder. According to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's office, Monterroso-Navas is in the country illegally. Police say that he may also go by the name Wilson Rigoberto Mina.
Investigators believe Monterroso-Navas fled the scene of his girlfriend's murder early this morning with three children: 12-year-old Jessica Nicolle Monterroso, 4-year-old Yojan Manuel Monterroso-Flores and 2-year-old Jafet Abigaitl Monterroso-Monroy.
Monterroso-Navas is the biological father of all three missing children, but the deceased is the biological mother of 2-year-old Jafet and two children that were left at the scene.
Officers came out to the scene of the murder after police say the two children left behind, a 5-year-old and 8-year-old found their 25-year-old mother dead early Sunday morning in the 4000 block of Durand Street.
The two children knocked on their neighbors door around 3:35 a.m. on July 13 to tell them something was wrong with their mother, according to Sheriff Newell Normand with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office. The 5-year-old and 8-year-old have no relationship to Monterroso-Navas and are currently with the Department fo Child and Family Services.
Police were on the scene shortly after and found the body of the 25-year-old woman unconscious in her bathtub with a blunt force trauma wound to the head according to a release from the JPSO.
The woman was pronounced dead on the scene. Police have not released the woman's identity pending notification of the family.
Pedro Monterroso-Navas is described as a 43-year-old hispanic male with brown hair.He was last seen wearing black pants and a blue shirt and walks with a limp.
Photos of two of the missing children, 12-year-old Jessica Nicolle Monterroso and 2-year-old Jafter Abigaitl Monterroso-Monroy are included with the story. We will add a photo of 4-year-old Yojan Manuel Monterroso-Flores when it becomes available.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Monterroso-Navas or the three missing children are asked to call 911 or CRIMESTOPPERS at 504-822-1111.