Milwaukee fugitive captured in Mexico, sought for 2006 killing: FBI

He was one of Wisconsin's most wanted and eventually, one of the FBI's ten most wanted fugitives. Now, he is in a jail in Mexico.

Authorities say the fugitive, Octaviano Juarez-Corro of Milwaukee, shot five people execution-style at Milwaukee's South Shore Park in 2006. Two of them did not survive. Now, more than a decade later, a tip lead law enforcement to his arrest. 

In 2021, the search for Juarez-Corro intensified when he became part of the FBI's top ten most wanted list. 

Octaviano Juarez-Corro

Octaviano Juarez-Corro

Acting on a tip, FBI Milwaukee, in conjunction with the FBI’s International Operations Division, Legal Attaché Office in Mexico City, coordinated with the Criminal Investigation Agency of Mexico’s Attorney General Office to successfully locate and apprehend Juarez-Corro in Zapopan, Guadalajara, Mexico on the evening of Feb. 3.

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Special Agent in Charge Michael Hensle of the FBI's Milwaukee Field Office issued the following statement:

"Octaviano Juarez-Corro spent the last 16 years running from law enforcement, hiding in another country, and believing time and distance was on his side. The FBI has a long reach and extraordinary law enforcement partnerships across the globe. I commend the tireless efforts of all our partners from Milwaukee to Mexico in closely coordinating with the FBI in capturing this wanted fugitive and helping to bring this violent offender to justice, as well as closure to the victims and their families."

"Very proud of the partnership with the FBI working together in regards to bringing this particular individual into custody. Very proud of the community effort," said Milwaukee Police Chief Jeffrey Norman on Friday, Feb. 4.

Crime scene at South Shore Park, May 2006

Prosecutors say in 2006, Juarez-Corro went to South Shore Park where hundreds of people were gathered for Memorial Day. Juarez-Corro was an uninvited guest at a picnic when he demanded to see his daughter. His estranged wife demanded that Juarez-Corro leave. Authorities say he became agitated and took out a handgun from his waistband. Juarez-Corro opened fire on his estranged wife, as well as her family and friends, authorities say.

Crime scene at South Shore Park, May 2006

FOX6 News learned the person that sent the tip to the FBI will be receiving the $100,000 reward offered by federal authorities. 

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The next step is going through the extradition process – to bring Juarez-Corro back to the U.S. where he can face a Milwaukee County judge.

Octaviano Juarez-Corro

Officials say Juarez-Corro was the 525th person to be placed on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list, which was established in 1950. Additional information concerning Juarez-Corro and the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives can be found by visiting the FBI’s website at fbi.gov.

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