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Man charged with murder in connection with homicide of estranged wife in Mont Belvieu remains at-large

The victim was flown by helicopter to a nearby hospital but later died.

BEAUMONT, Texas — Investigators across Southeast Texas are searching for a suspect who's wanted in connection with the homicide of his estranged wife in Mont Belvieu.

Police say a homicide happened Thursday morning in the Crown Colony subdivision in Mont Belvieu, according to a Facebook post from the Mont Belvieu Police Department.

The victim, identified as 41-year-old Magdalena Rodriguez, was flown by helicopter to a nearby hospital but later died. Police identified Osvaldo Rodriguez, 41, as the estranged husband of Magdalena Rodriguez. 

Osvaldo Rodriguez fled the scene, and his car was later recovered in Beaumont, Mont Belvieu police said.

The Mont Belvieu Police Department obtained an arrest warrant for Osvaldo Rodriguez and believes he's in the Beaumont area.

The truck police say Osvaldo Rodriguez was driving was found Thursday evening behind a business in the 4000 block of College Street, according to a Beaumont Police Department spokesperson.

Beaumont Police officers found the truck just before 6:30 p.m., according to dispatch logs.

12News asked police where the getaway vehicle was recovered. So far, they haven't disclosed that location.

The Spindletop Center Campus on South 8th Street went into lockdown early Thursday because of an armed assailant in the area, according to an Instagram post

Osvaldo Rodriguez was last seen on foot in the Beaumont area near I-10 and College Street, wearing starched blue jeans, a blue and white button-down shirt with a fitted ball cap.  

He should be considered armed and dangerous. Once in custody, he will be held on a $2 million bond.

The Beaumont Police Department, the Chambers County District Attorney’s Office, and the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office are working alongside the Mont Belvieu Police Department on this case.

This is a developing story. We will update with more if and when we receive more confirmed information.

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In connection with the homicide that occurred this morning, the Mont Belvieu Police Department has obtained an arrest...

Posted by Mont Belvieu Police Department on Thursday, June 23, 2022

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