On March 31st 2010 The Merced County Sheriff’s Office began investigating a homicide that occurred in the 19000 Blk of 3rd Street, Hilmar CA. When deputies were initially called to this incident back in 2010, they were investigating reports of children standing in the middle of the roadway, crying that their mother had been stabbed. Deputies located Armanda Llanos-Flores, 37-year-old suffering from large stab wounds to her neck. Llanos-Flores was transported to an area hospital and later died as a result of her injuries.
Hector Llanos-Gomez, 48 -year-old at the time, and brother of Armanda was found to have a non-life-threatening stab wound to his back. Llanos-Gomez was also transported to a local hospital where he was treated and later released.
The initial investigation into this incident revealed the suspect to be Jesus Murillo Ortega, 10/15/71, 39-year-old at the time of the incident. Ortega was reported to be the boyfriend of Armanda Llanos-Flores. Major Crimes Detectives quickly learned in this investigation that Ortega had fled to Mexico after the incident. With his known location and with the assistance from the Merced County District Attorney’s Office the location, arrest, and extradition of Ortega began. A murder warrant was issued for the arrest Ortega.
5 years ago Ortega was arrested in Apatzingan, Michoacan, MX. The arrest was facilitated by Mexican Federales. He was held in the Federal Prison in Vera Cruz MX, until his extradition was completed yesterday December 19th, 2018. United States Marshalls flew from Mexico City MX, yesterday morning with Ortega , arriving at the Los Angeles Airport. At LAX Ortega was turned over to Merced County Sheriff Major Crimes Detectives. Ortega was brought back to Merced and later booked into jail. All information from the Merced County Sheriffs office.