Reward Increased to $100,000 for the Arrest of Key Suspect in July 20, 2001 Murder of Jennifer Wiedemann

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The family of Jennifer Wiedemann, who was shot three times at close range while she was sleeping during the early morning hours of July 20, 2001, has increased the reward leading to the capture of the principal suspect to $100,000.

The family of Jennifer Wiedemann, who was shot three times at close range while she was sleeping during the early morning hours of July 20, 2001, has increased the reward leading to the capture of the principal suspect to $100,000.

George Wiedemann, father of the then 20 year-old Jennifer Wiedemann, said the family has increased the reward to $100,000 for information and apprehension of the key suspect. Authorities are seeking Adolfo S. Sanchez who is wanted for questioning in relation to the alleged crime. An arrest warrant has been issued for Sanchez seeking information about the alleged July 2001 murder. Sanchez has not been apprehended for questioning as of the fifth anniversary of the purportedl murder. The case identification is W841802149.

“We will not let this case rest until the individual who stole my daughter’s life is arrested, brought to trial, convicted and sentenced,” said George Wiedemann. “We want to keep as much pressure on the suspect as possible and will use every incentive within our means to get the appropriate law enforcement agencies in the United States and Mexico as well as individual citizens to participate in getting “Justice for Jennifer.”

A website, “ http://www.justiceforjennifer.com “ has been created and will be presented in both English and Spanish languages.

The Wiedemann family resides in Mt. Prospect, IL. a suburb northwest of Chicago.

Sanchez was the ex-fiancee of Wiedemann, a 1999 graduate of Prospect High School and a student at Harper College. Wiedemann had broken the marital engagement to Sanchez several days prior to the murder, said George Wiedemann.

Jennifer Wiedemann was working at the time as a nanny for the family of Agustine and Esperanza Sanchez in their Wheeling townhome and helping to oversee their three young children, said George Widemann. Agustine is a brother of Adolfo.

Sanchez is a Mexican national, and while it is believed that he is still in that country, he may have re-entered the United States illegally under another identity, according to the FBI.

According to the FBI they have increased its reaward to $20,000 for the apprehenshion of Sanchez.

On July 23, 2001, a state arrest warrant was issued by Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, charging Adolfo S. Sanchez with first degree murder. Subsequently, on July 25, 2001, a federal arrest warrant was issued by the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, charging Sanchez with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution. (http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/fugitives/vc/murders/sanchez_as.htm) Sanchez remains at large partially as a result of a 16 month delay in the granting of a provisional warrant agreement between U.S. and Mexican law enforcement agencies that would have facilitated his capture and extradition.

According to the FBI, Sanchez should be considered armed and dangerous.

Any information about Sanchez or other facts related to this case should be given to the local FBI office or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate. In the Chicago area, contact the FBI in Rolling Meadows at (847) 290-0525 or the Wheeling Police Department at (847) 459-2632.

Note to editors:

George Wiedemann is available for interviews. Please call Raymond Minkus

at (847) 509-5777.

Additional FBI Information can be found here:

http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/fugitives/vc/murders/sanchez_as.htm

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