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Michael Alfonso

Real Name: Michael Alfonso
Aliases: None known
Wanted For: Murder
Missing Since: June 6, 2001

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Details: Twenty=eight-year-old Genoveva Velasquez was working two jobs to support her parents and young daughter, with her goal being to have her own business and to provide for her family. She met Michael Alfonso while working as a shift supervisor at a local restuarant and at the time she was having marriage troubles and turned to him for comfort. She did not let anyone know she was having a relationship with a coworker, but she did hint that she was having marital problems. It soon became apparent to coworkers that she and her husband were having troubles especially since they worked together and the tension was noticable. When she befriended Alfonso, she had no idea that he had a lengthy rap sheet that included convictions for weapons offenses, rape, and aggravated battery on his girlfriend, Josephina Gonzalez, whom he stabbed to death after she decided to end their relationship in Elgin, Illinois, in 1994. He was also wanted for questioning in the case of Sumanear Yang from Wheaton, Illinois, a 23-year-old Cambodian woman who vanished in September 1992 and was found murdered on November 8, two months later. She dated him while she was separated from her husband and the night she vanished, she apparently was supposed to meet with him to tell him that she was returning to her husband.

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Sumanear Yang

Meanwhile, when Genoveva's relationship with Alfonso began to sour, she tried to leave him but he wouldn't let her go, so he began to threaten and stalk her. On June 5, 2001, he asked her out to lunch, but she refused, and he became so enraged that he followed her to the restroom and wouldn't leave until she would talk with him, and then, he grabbed her, pushed her, and threatened to kill her and her family if she tried to break up with him. She reported the incident to police but asked that he would not be arrested for fear that he would retaliate, but she did ask them to patrol her home at night to check for trouble, but he never arrived. The next day, June 6, she arrived at work and he approached her outside the restaurant, shot her several times at point-blank range, and walked past the drive-thru lane and several cars as her coworkers rushed to her side. She was taken to a nearby hospital, but died soon afterwards. Several witnesses soon identified him as the killer and an all points bulletin was placed for him and his black Pontiac, which was seen driving from the scene. He was charged with first degree murder, and is also wanted for questioning in the death of Sumanear Yang. Two months after he vanished in August 2001, his 1994 black Pontiac Firebird was found at Indianapolis International Airport, and this was the last trace of him.
Extra Notes: This case first aired on the October 1, 2001 episode. It was also featured on America's Most Wanted. It was also more recently featured on I (Almost) Got Away With It on the Investigation Discovery Network.
Results: Captured. On July 16, 2004, Michael was captured in Veracruz, Mexico after three years on the run and extradited back to the United States to stand trial. He pled guilty to Genoveva and Sumanear's murders and is now serving two consecutive life sentences.
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