Real Name: Salvador Nunez Guardado
Wanted For: Murder, Attempted Murder
Missing Since: May 23, 1985
Details: Sally Garrity and her sister Sheri were raised by their Aunt Lydia Henry in San Francisco. Sally was a bookkeeper but also made money making and selling Native American crafts. In February 1985, she met a young man named Sal Guardado at a neighborhood bar and the two soon began dating. A few days later, she took her family to meet Sal at his job at a pizza parlor.
Just a week after they began dating, Sal proposed marriage and took out a loan for a diamond ring. However, the relationship soon began to deteriorate. Sal lost both his job and his car, so the couple was forced to move in with Aunt Lydia. He spent most of his time watching television and bowling.
Three weeks later, while visiting a Native American festival thirty miles away, Sally opened up to Sheri. She told her that she no longer liked him and did not want to be in a relationship with him anymore. As they left the festival, Sal tried to take Sheri's van from her, but she did not let him because she needed to return it to a friend.
On May 23, 1985, a male friend dropped Sally off at her home. When Sal noticed this, he became enraged. Lydia returned home in the middle of their argument. He asked her to get her some cigarettes and wanted her to leave immediately. Thirty minutes later, Lydia returned from the market. While watching TV, Sal came from behind and struck her repeatedly with his bowling ball, knocking her unconscious.
Forty-five minutes later, she awoke and found Sally dead. She had been strangled to death, possibly with a cat leash or telephone cord. Police and paramedics were on the scene within minutes; fortunately, Lydia survived the brutal attack. Sal fled and has been wanted by the police ever since.
Investigators discovered that Sal was a convicted felon. He had previously served five years in prison for arson and attempted murder. The intended victim was another ex-girlfriend. They also received reports that he may have fled to Mexico. However, three months after the murder, a witness reported seeing him at a fast food restaurant in San Francisco. They believe he may now be in Miami, Mexico, Hawaii, or Puerto Rico. He is 5'10", 210 pounds, has brown eyes, black hair, and a tattoo of a heart and arrow with the name "Rachel" on his upper right arm. His birth date is July 25, 1951; he would now be sixty-six years old.
Extra Notes: This case first aired on the September 9, 1992 episode.