Double murder suspect Elias Huizar likely fleeing for Mexico as Amber Alert issued for kidnapped baby Roman Huizar

Mugshot of Elias Huizar
Elias Huizar is suspected of killing two women and abducting a baby. Pic credit: West Richland Police Dept

The Washington State Patrol and the West Richland Police Department have issued an Amber Alert as they continue the hunt for former police officer and suspected murderer Elias Huizar.

An Amber Alert was issued Monday night for Washington and Oregon when it emerged that 39-year-old Huizar is suspected of abducting 1-year-old Roman Huizar.

The police suspect baby Roman was abducted at about 5 p.m. yesterday in West Richland, and they believe Huizar may be heading for Mexico.

Huizar is also suspected of killing two women, his ex-wife and a girlfriend. The police have not yet identified the two women by name.

One of the women was shot dead at William Wiley Elementary School yesterday afternoon as the children were being released for the day.

The second victim was discovered yesterday evening at a residence in West Richland. The WRPD cops served a search warrant for the home, where they found a second woman had been murdered.

Baby Roman Huizar
One-year-old Roman Huizar has been missing since Monday afternoon. Pic credit: West Richland Police Dept

Huizar and baby Roman are thought to be driving toward Mexico in a 2009 Silver Toyota Corolla with Washington license plate CBZ4745.

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Suspect killer, Elias Huizar, is a former Yakima PD officer

From 2014 until 2022, the suspect was an officer with the Yakima Police Department, where he worked as a school resource officer at Washington Middle School.

The cops have said it is likely that Huizar will commit more crimes and that he is armed and dangerous.

Huizar was arrested in February on suspicion of rape of a minor and was expected in court next month. He was detained after his underage 17-year-old girlfriend reported him for assaulting her 16-year-old friend.

Police issue descriptions of Elias Huizar and Roman Huizar

Huizar is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs about 170 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes. The suspect was wearing a black hat, black, long-sleeve shirt, light blue jeans and black shoes.

Roman is 2 feet tall, weighs about 25 lbs, and has brown hair and brown eyes.

The WRPD is working with multiple regional law enforcement officials, the Washington State Patrol, the FBI, and the U.S. Marshals Service to hunt down the suspect and Roman.

Anyone with any information about the case related to the murders or abduction is asked to please contact the West Richland Police Department non-emergency number at (509) 628-0333 or 911 if it is an emergency.

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