From the files of theCold Case Squad
Florentino Mercado-CruzWANTED FOR MURDERHispanic Male, 5'9" tall, 120 lbs, Black Hair, Brown EyesDate of Birth: June 5, 1972AKA: Fernando Alcala Alvares
On June 12, 2002, Jose Martin Flores-Gonzales was shot and killed in Marion County, Oregon. An investigation conducted by detectives from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office determined that Florentino Mercado-Cruz was responsible for this murder. Mercado-Cruz was charged, and a warrant for his arrest was issued.
Cold Case Detectives are actively investigating Mercado-Cruz’s whereabouts. The source of information leading to his arrest will be kept confidential. Anyone with information about Mercado-Cruz’s whereabouts should not attempt to apprehend him; instead, contact local law enforcement authorities or the Marion County Cold Case Squad at (503)-540-8006. Tips can also be sent to the Cold Case Squad by clicking this link.