The suspect in the murder of a New York Red Bulls youth program coach has reportedly fled the United States for Mexico.
Orlando Orea, known as Orlando Gutierrez or Orlando Estevas, bought a one-way ticket on an Aero Mexico flight with cash just before its scheduled departure from Kennedy Airport, according to a local official who spoke to the AP.
Detectives discovered Orea's name on a manifest and placed him on a no-fly list. But he was out of the country already.
Orea is a suspect in the murder of Michael Jones from early Sunday morning. There are reports that the two were arguing, but the topic of the argument is unknown.
There is a thought that it may be a case of mistaken identity and Orea is suspected of slashing Jones to death and cutting off his ear.
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