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Posted on: August 30, 2018

[ARCHIVED] LA County Sheriff’s Department and El Monte Police Search for Man Accused of Fatally Shooting Wife


El Monte, Calif. – The El Monte Police Department is working with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to locate Octavio Curiel-Martinez in connection with the fatal shooting of his pregnant wife. Curiel-Martinez is driving a 2018 red Toyota Tacoma, 2 door, with a chrome utility box on the bed of the pickup truck, California license plate 81718L2 and SHOULD BE CONSIDERED ARMED AND DANGEROUS. Click here for additional information on the case.

This profound tragedy reminds us that if you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, resources are available:

  • YWCA San Gabriel Valley and the WINGS Domestic Violence Program provide safe emergency and transitional shelter, and individual assistance. Contact the 24-Hour Crisis Helpline at 626-967-0658.
  • Women’s & Children’s Crisis Shelter in Whittier provides shelter to victims of domestic violence. Contact the 24-Hour Hotline 562-945-3939, English and Spanish speakers available.
  • Los Angeles County Domestic Violence Hotline provides immediate help by calling the 24-Hour Hotline 1-800-978-3600.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website

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