Wanted Homicide Suspect: Maria Elvia Larios
Up to $1,000 Reward

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San Diego County Crime Stoppers and the San Diego Police Department Homicide Unit continue to look for leads to help locate homicide suspect Maria Elvia Larios.

Maria Elvia Larios was the babysitter of Jose Shaw a one year old baby. Jose’s parents had noticed small scratches and bruising on their baby, but the injuries were convincingly explained away by Larios. On March 02, 1993, Larios called paramedics to report Jose had fallen from the bed. Paramedics responded to Larios’ residence in the 1800 block of South 39th Street in the Shelltown community of San Diego, California. Jose was found to be injured and transported to the hospital for treatment. Treating physicians found Jose had sustained severe injuries consistent with Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS). Larios denied any wrongdoing and agreed to cooperate with the investigation, but then fled to Mexico. Three days after Larios disappeared, Jose passed away from his injuries. Larios is wanted for her alleged involvement in the murder of Jose Shaw.

Detectives are asking anyone with any information on the location of Larios to call the SDPD homicide unit at (619) 531-2293 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Anonymous email and text messages can be sent in via http://www.sdcrimestoppers.com

Media inquiries should be directed to:
Questions regarding the investigation should be directed to Lt. Ernie Herbert at 619-531-2275. Questions regarding Crime Stoppers should be directed to Officer James Johnson at 619-531-1500 or Deputy Adriana Uribe at 619-531-1547.

For information leading to an arrest, you could receive up to a $1,000 reward and remain anonymous. The qualification of any person(s) for the reward and the amount of the reward for any person(s) so qualifying will be determined by San Diego County Crime Stoppers, Inc, in its sole discretion. The amount of all rewards given shall not exceed $1,000. Information must be received on the tip line, (888) 580-8477.