Ok­la­homa man on Most Wanted list

The Oklahoman - - NEWS - BY SILAS ALLEN Staff Writer sallen@ok­la­homan.com

A man wanted in con­nec­tion with the 2013 slay­ing of his ex-wife in Black­well has been added to the U.S. Mar­shals Ser­vice's 15 Most Wanted list.

Luis Oc­tavio Frias, 34, is ac­cused of stab­bing his ex-wife, Janett Reyna, to death on Au­gust 8, 2013. Reyna had filed a pro­tec­tive against Frias two days be­fore her death.

Mo­ments be­fore she died, Reyna ar­rived at her mother's apart­ment in Black­well to pick up her chil­dren. Frias was wait­ing for Reyna there. As Reyna en­tered the apart­ment, Frias at­tacked her, stab­bing her 41 times in front of her chil­dren, Black­well po­lice Chief De­wayne Wood said at a news con­fer­ence on Fri­day.

"This mur­der rocked our com­mu­nity," Wood said. "It's not some­thing we see ev­ery day in north-cen­tral, ru­ral Ok­la­homa."

Reyna served for a year as a Black­well po­lice of­fi­cer. At the time of her death, she was serv­ing as a do­mes­tic vi­o­lence pre­ven­tion co­or­di­na­tor for the Ponca Tribal Po­lice De­part­ment.

Shortly af­ter the slay­ing, Kay County pros­e­cu­tors filed a first-de­gree mur­der charge against Frias. Au­thor­i­ties think Frias may have fled to Mex­ico.

Johnny Kuhlman, U.S. Mar­shal for the West­ern Dis­trict of Ok­la­homa, said the most­wanted list in­cludes sus­pects ac­cused of heinous crimes like mur­der and rape — "ob­vi­ously, the worst of the worst," he said.

Any­one who comes in con­tact with Frias should con­tact law en­force­ment, Kuhlman said.

"He's a dan­ger to our com­mu­nity and he de­serves to be in jail," he said.

Frias is de­scribed as white, 5 feet, 11 inches tall, weigh­ing about 200 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes, a tat­too on his left arm and dis­col­oration on both hands due to a skin con­di­tion. He may be us­ing the alias Louis Bel­tran.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion about Frias' where­abouts is asked to con­tact the near­est U.S. Mar­shals Ser­vice of­fice or call the U.S. Mar­shals Ser­vice Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Cen­ter at 1-800-336-0102. A re­ward of up to $25,000 is be­ing of­fered for in­for­ma­tion lead­ing directly to his ar­rest.

Luis Frias

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