Husband of Slain Bathtub Bride On the Run in a Maserati

Husband was enraged because the wedding was supposed to be secret, cops said.

ByABC News
May 16, 2012, 9:37 AM

May 16, 2012— -- The husband of a bride found stabbed to death in a bathtub still wearing her wedding dress is on the run from police in a 2006 Maserati, police said today.

Arnoldo Jiminez, 30, of Chicago, is wanted for the murder of his 26-year-old bride Estrella Carrera. Police believe she was killed just hours after a Friday afternoon civil ceremony at the Cook County Courthouse.

Carrera's body was found Sunday afternoon by police after her family alerted authorities that she had not picked up her children on time from her sister's house. She had multiple stab wounds and was found in a silver sequined cocktail dress in the dry bathtub, police said.

A manhunt is now under way for the 6-foot, 220-pound Jiminez, who was last known to be driving a 2006 black Maserati. Burbank police said they have no record of employment for Jiminez, and have no idea how he got a $120,000 car.

"It definitely raises questions," said Capt. Joe Ford. "We can't find any employment (record). It's a very expensive car, and he has no record of income."

Ford said that it's likely Jiminez has ditched the car in an effort to escape police, but authorities are still interested in locating the vehicle. They have received tips from people in nearby states reporting that they had spotted a black Maserati, but none of the leads have yielded Jiminez, Ford said.

Carrera worked as a translator at a social welfare agency, Ford said. The couple married Friday after a two-year relationship during which they had a child a together, a 2-year-old boy. Carrera also had an 8-year-old girl from a previous relationship.

The newlyweds went out to dinner and to a club in Chicago to celebrate after the nuptials, but just hours later, Jiminez is believed to have stabbed Carrera to death for failing to keep the wedding a secret, according to police.

Family members told police that there had been incidents of violence during the couple's relationship, though there was no police record of domestic violence, according to the Associated Press.

According to the AP, Carrera had only told her father about the wedding before it happened, and had not mentioned it to relatives that she invited to the celebratory party on Friday night.

She was last seen exiting a party limo around 4 a.m. on Saturday morning after returning from the Chicago nightclub to her Burbank home with Jiminez, according to the AP report.