Pinoy RN murdered in TX; police issue warrant for suspect

By JV Villar, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

October 4, 2013

PEARLAND, Tx–While the family and friends of the victim continue to seek justice for Rosas, The Pearland Police is seeking the public’s help for information leading to the arrest of the suspected murderer.

Authorities are now one step closer to finding out the motive for the suspected murder of Filipino nurse Juanario “John” Rosas, after after issuing an arrest warrant for 23-year-old Damien Lucas Salinas.

Rosas was found dead inside his bedroom after concerned co-workers reported to police that Rosas missed his scheduled shift last Sunday.

Friends of Rosas say he was killed in a violent attack. Authorities suspect that the killer could be someone he knew, and the crime may not have been random.

Friends and family, say Rosas was cheerful and friendly with no known enemies. They are now seeking justice.

“I would like to congratulate the authorities as one of the suspects is now in police custody. However, it is sad to note that one Filipino nurse’s American dream was abbreviated by a senseless death,” said Zachary Beltran.

In the meantime, 22-year-old Courtney King, believed to be the suspect’s girlfriend was arrested and charged with felony for tampering with evidence and arson. Reports claim King allegedly tried to eliminate the evidence by attempting to burn Rosas’ home.

Authorities say the suspects had fled the scene and the fire was contained when police came.

Preland police warn that Salinas is possibly armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information on Salinas’ whereabouts is asked to contact the Pearland Police Department at 291-97-4100 or Brazoria County Crime Stoppers 979-864-2279

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