Mugshot photo of Fidel Urbina
A former auto-mechanic charged with kidnap, rape and murder has been on the run for over a decade and recently added to FBI’s Top 10 Most Wanted Fugitives.
In March of 1998 Fidel Urbina allegedly kidnapped a Chicago woman and brought her to an auto repair shop where he beat and raped her. He then forced her into his car, took her to his house and again beat and raped her. She was eventually able to escape and call police who in return, captured and arrested Urbina. A judge released him on bond in October, 1998 and during that time, Urbina abducted Gabriella Torres, a 22-year-old Chicago woman. He again beat and raped the woman only this time, the victim didn’t make it out alive. She was strangled to death by Urbina and he placed her body in the trunk of a vehicle and drove to Gage Park in the 2300 block of West 50th Street, Chicago, IL and lit the car on fire hoping to destroy any trace of evidence. Fidel Urbina fled and hasn’t been seen since.
“These crimes have demonstrated his violent nature and the need to locate and apprehend Urbina before he can strike again,” said Robert Grant, a FBI agent working on this case. “We are hoping that the publicity associated with this case, along with the significant reward being offered, will lead to his arrest.”
Both crimes occurred in Chicago, Illinois and both woman were Chicago locals. He has ties to the area and although FBI suspected he fled back to his home Country of Mexico and could be hiding out in Durango, Chihuahua and Juarez, due to ties. FBI also believe it’s possible he snuck back into the U.S. under a different identity. He also most likely altered his appearance to avoid detection.
Aliases used by Fidel Urbina include Lorenzo Maes, Fernando Ramos and Fidel Urbina Aguirre, Fidel Urbina Aguirre, Lorenzo Fidel, Lorenzo M. Maes, Marcos Antonio and Victor Urbina, “Tonorio”, etc.
According to the FBI, Urbina is the 497th person to be placed on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list since it was established in 1950. He is so dangerous, he replaced former Tennessee fugitive Adam Christopher, a convicted child killer who shot and killed himself in June, 2012 after being confronted by authorities.
Urbina is described as Hispanic male, 6” tall with a medium build and an olive complexion. He weighs roughly 170 pounds. He has black hair and is known to change his hairstyle, brown eyes, and has pockmarks’ and acne on his right cheek. He would have turned 37 last year in 2012.
A reward of $100,000 is being offered for anyone with information that will lead to the capture of Fidel Urbina. Click here to view Urbina’s FBI Poster. — His case has also been featured on America’s Most Wanted. To watch the clip which was last aired on June 15, 2012, click here.
Urbina is considered armed and dangerous and authorities ask you to NOT attempt to confront him, but instead call 9-1-1 immediately.
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact: Chicago FBI Office at (312) 421-6700 and/or your local FBI office or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.