Luis Montes is accused of the murder of Camerina Perez: In Pursuit With John Walsh investigates

Luis Montes and Camerina Perez pose for a pic
Luis Montes is accused of killing his girlfriend, Camerina Perez. Pic credit: Travis County Sheriff’s Office

In Pursuit With John Walsh is joining in the hunt for Luis Angel Montes, who is wanted for the suspected murder of Camerina Trujillo Perez in Pflugerville, a suburb of Austin, Texas.

On January 25, 2022, family members reported that 38-year-old Perez was missing. She was last seen the day before with her on-again, off-again boyfriend, 35-year-old Montes, who had also vanished.

A few days later, the Travis County Sheriff’s Office announced that the evidence pointed to Montes killing Perez, and they issued a warrant for his arrest and said the bail would be set at $1 million.

At the time, Sheriff Sally Hernandez told reporters, “As they [officers] pursued leads and gathered evidence, a disturbing chain of events began to emerge,” and that “evidence indicates that in the early morning hours of January 25, 2022, Camerina was killed by Luis.”

Investigators learned that Montes had allegedly made threats in recent times to Perez, and he had been tracking her car using GPS for months.

An eyewitness told police that Montes had spotted Perez with another person at a supermarket. Montes reportedly saw that person hugging and kissing Perez, which allegedly made him look sad.

Travis County cops believe Luis Montes beat Camerina Perez to death

The investigators claim phone records show Montes repeatedly tried to contact Perez, and the pair then met at a bank parking lot in Pflugerville.

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According to KXAN, Montes’s arrest affidavit stated the suspect repeatedly assaulted Perez “to the point that caused her death.” The bank’s surveillance camera reportedly recorded a pool of blood forming between their two cars.

The affidavit stated that Montes then drove away in Perez’s car with his former girlfriend’s “lifeless body” in the vehicle.

Three weeks later, the cops found Perez’s Blue Chevrolet Sonic at a different commercial parking lot south of Austin. In a statement, the cops said the condition of the body indicated Perez had been dead for about three weeks.

Suspect Luis Montes is still on the run after Camerina Perez death

Unfortunately, there has been no sign of Montes ever since. He may have been driving a black 2014 Toyota Tundra with Texas license plate number CVH-2575. The suspect was described as having black hair and brown eyes, 6 feet 1 inch tall, and weighing about 220 lbs.

Anyone with information about the case or the location of Luis Montes is asked to call the Travis County Sheriff’s Office tip line at 512-854-1444 or Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS (8477).

In Pursuit With John Walsh airs Wednesdays at 10/9c on Investigation Discovery.

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