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    CA - Vanessa Flores, 20, Hollister, 1 August 2014



    http://www.kionrightnow.com/news/loc...lores/27322354

    Vanessa Flores is believed to be with Barajas, who is accused of fatally shooting Ariana Zendejas on Friday night. At first, Hollister police said they didn't know if Flores had gone with Barajas willingly or not.

    Tuesday, Flores' family members spoke with members of the media and said their daughter should be considered a kidnapping victim...

    Vanessa is described as 5'2", 130 lbs. black hair, brown eyes, with a light complexion.
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    I kinda felt burnt after the Karina DeJesus case with somewhat similar circumstances, but decided to err on the side of caution here...

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    Sounds like a love triangle and she was probably in on the crime. Maybe even made him do it to show his devotion to her. "Mexico, here we come".

    JMO.

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    Vanessa was last seen with homicide suspect, Jose Antonio Barajas on the evening of 8/1/14. Vanessa is described as 5'2", 130 lbs. black hair, brown eyes, with a light complexion.

    Vanessa was last seen in the area of Tres Pinos after being picked up with suspect Barajas by an unknown female driving a small to mid-sized grey or silver SUV, possibly a KIA.

    Suspect Barajas should be considered armed and dangerous and it is assumed he is possibly holding Vanessa against her will.

    http://www.kionrightnow.com/news/loc...lores/27322354

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    Barajas was described as 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighs 160 pounds, has black hair, and brown eyes. He also has a tattoo of a "B" and a skull on his left forearm, and three large skulls on his right forearm.

    Last December, Flores uploaded a photo on Facebook of herself hugging Barajas with the caption, "My Love." Last week, she wrote a Facebook post about going to a party with Zendejas.


    Read more: http://www.ksbw.com/news/gunman-soug...#ixzz39btTeQT6

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    Here is his "WANTED" poster with the B tattoo:

    http://www.kionrightnow.com/blob/vie...jas-Poster.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocBrew View Post
    Sounds like a love triangle and she was probably in on the crime. Maybe even made him do it to show his devotion to her. "Mexico, here we come".

    JMO.
    Sounds like she was an unintended target according to LE. Drive-by senseless

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    Weird, when I looked at Barajas Facebook page, he friended someone on August 2 at 11: 18 am after the murder. Mod can snip if needed..

    https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100007105542287

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    http://www.kionrightnow.com/news/loc...bazkU.facebook

    Vanessa Flores' friend, 19-year-old Ariana Zendejas, was shot and killed Friday night. The suspect, Jose Barajas, still nowhere to be found. Police believe Flores is with him...

    "I know there has been a lot of speculation about whether my daughter was a victim or a willing participant of the kidnapping," Ibarra said. "It is true my daughter dated the suspect for a brief period of time. However, after repeatedly being victimized through severe verbal and physical abuse, my daughter stood up for herself."

    Ibarra said Flores broke off her relationship with Barajas. Ibarra said that could be why he took her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shin Masamura View Post
    Weird, when I looked at Barajas Facebook page, he friended someone on August 2 at 11: 18 am after the murder. Mod can snip if needed..

    https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100007105542287
    I've run across this before in other cases and we finally figured out that most likely what happened is the person sent a friend request to someone awhile back, and that person just accepted the request, thus making it look like he just friended the person. Or someone's got his password, but I tend to think the first scenario is more likely.

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    http://www.sanbenitocountytoday.com/...7a43b2370.html

    He said related events started earlier that day when one of the residents of the vehicle in which Zendejas was shot got into a confrontation with Barajas at the suspect’s workplace. Slightly before 9 p.m. that night, Barajas’ dark sedan came across the same vehicle with the victim as a passenger and started to follow the group, Westrick said. At the intersection of B and West streets, police believe Barajas fired into the other car, hitting Zendejas.

    “The victim was a passenger and she was struck by one of those shots,” said Westrick, declining to comment where she was hit. “The driver of that vehicle and the occupants immediately recognized that the victim was quite seriously injured. They began to drive as fast as they could to the hospital. While en route, they called 911”...

    In explaining how the department has received many tips, he said Barajas was last seen in Tres Pinos with Vanessa Flores – believed to still be with him – and another unconfirmed female while leaving in a mid-sized silver or gray Kia sport utility vehicle. That was a different car than the one involved in the shooting, he said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shin Masamura View Post
    Weird, when I looked at Barajas Facebook page, he friended someone on August 2 at 11: 18 am after the murder. Mod can snip if needed..

    https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100007105542287
    They both still have each other as friends on FB.

    Her FB:

    https://www.facebook.com/vanessa.flores.944

    I don't find Arianna (the girl who was killed) as a friend on either of their FBs.


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    Quote Originally Posted by smc1225 View Post
    They both still have each other as friends on FB.

    Her FB:

    https://www.facebook.com/vanessa.flores.944

    I don't find Arianna (the girl who was killed) as a friend on either of their FBs.
    pretty sure its the girl who commented on Vanessas july 14 facebook post.. it must be a nickname and with a different last name. but if you google "Ariana Zendejas", it's the same pictures they are using in news articles about her. JMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrystalAnn View Post
    pretty sure its the girl who commented on Vanessas july 14 facebook post.. it seems like a nickname but with a different last name. but if you google "Ariana Zendejas", the same picture shows up. JMO
    Good catch! I totally missed that. Thanks!

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    http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/201...-ex-boyfriend/

    The 20-year-old was studying to become a medical assistant and worked as a cashier at Kmart. On August 1st, she left their home to help a friend move. Later that night, police said she ended up in a car with her ex-boyfriend. His name is Jose Barajas...

    It was at an intersection that police say Jose shot and killed Vanessa’s friend Adriana Zendejas, who was in another car. She was the unintended target and an innocent victim. Police have not said who the target was — but her family believes that man was Flores’ new boyfriend, and the crime was the result of Barajas’ jealousy.

    The department has no solid leads as to where the two might be. “I’m extremely worried about this. It’s an exhausting investigation thus far,” said Hollister Police Chief David Westrick.

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    http://www.sanbenitocountytoday.com/...a4bcf6878.html

    At a press conference Tuesday, Police Chief David Westrick and other police officials clarified that Hollister's Jose Barajas, the 20-year-old suspect wanted in the Zendejas murder Aug. 1, is not in custody. While police continue looking for Zendejas, they also confirmed there is no further, definitive information on the status of Vanessa Flores, the 19-year-old last seen with Barajas after the shooting...

    Winn said none of the family members had received any communications from Flores...

    Added Westrick: “We have to make an assumption that she’s in danger and she’s being held against her will.”
    http://www.ksbw.com/news/central-cal...739450#!bKMKtt

    The FBI and U.S. Border Patrol were alerted and are keeping a sharp lookout for him along the U.S.-Mexico border in case he attempts to flee the country.

    In response to a request from Mayor Ignacio Velazquez, the Hollister City Council took the unusual step of offering a $25,000 reward for finding and convicting Zendejas' killer.

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    Police Chief David Westrick this week said a homicide case involving a wanted suspect and missing woman is particularly frustrating....

    He explained that the department tries to recirculate the related posters every week and how police have stayed in contact with families of those involved.

    In the earlier days of the investigation, there were many tips coming in to police, and investigators responded to all of them, the chief said. Police still get some tips but not as many as Westrick would like. "It’s still obviously the number one case," he said. "I get a briefing on it every day."
    http://www.sanbenitocountytoday.com/...a6bb744a2.html

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