Murdered Mom of 2 Missing Boys Was 7 Months Pregnant

Her estranged ex and boys' father is now wanted in 3 murders
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 3, 2018 8:27 AM CDT
Murdered Mom of 2 Missing Boys Was 7 Months Pregnant
Missing child Jonathan Nunez-Coronado, 5, 3'06" tall, 45 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. An Amber Alert has been issued for Jonathan and his brother, Victor, and their father, Dimas Coronado, missing since the boys' mother and a male housemate were found fatally shot.   (Phoenix Police Department via AP)

A woman who was killed along with a male renter in her Phoenix home was pregnant, and the woman's estranged husband is now being sought on three murder charges and the possible abduction of their two sons, reports the AP. US and Mexico authorities were seeking Dimas Coronado, 46, on a murder warrant, and Amber Alerts were posted in both countries amid efforts to locate two boys the couple had together, Phoenix police Sgt. Armando Carbajal said. "We don't have enough information to know if he has the children or not," Carbajal said of the boys, 8-year-old Victor Coronado Nunez and 5-year-old Jonathan Coronado Nunez. Alerts also have identified the boys as Victor Nunez-Coronado and Jonathan Nunez-Coronado.

Oralia Nunez, 24, and Omar Gonzalez, 34, died early Saturday of apparent gunshot injuries. Carbajal said Nunez was at least seven months pregnant, and police have a warrant seeking Coronado on three murder charges. Police identified Coronado as a "person of interest" in the search for his sons. A relative who found Nunez and Gonzalez mortally wounded and the boys missing said the children had been with their mother on Friday night. Coronado was believed to be driving an older model light green Ford pickup truck with a white camper shell and a Chihuahua, Mexico, license plate of ZUD-71-64, police said. Coronado's 2009 white Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck was found Saturday unoccupied about six blocks from the home where the shooting occurred. Carbajal said Nunez and Coronado were married but had been estranged.

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