WANTED: INFORMATION ON UNKNOWN INDIVIDUALS RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSASSINATION OF ECUADORIAN NATIONAL FERNANDO VILLAVICENCIO

REWARD OF UP TO $5 MILLION 

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NAME: Unknown Subjects ResponsIble for Murder of Fernando Villavicencio
ALIASES:  None
Date of Birth: ???
Place of Birth: ???
NATIONALITY: Unknown
CITIZENSHIP: Unknown
HEIGHT: Unknown
WEIGHT: Unknown
HAIR COLOR: Unknown
EYE COLOR: Unknown
SCARS, TATTOOS, OR MARKS: Unknown

Fernando Villavicencio was a presidential candidate in the fall 2023 Ecuadorian national elections, who ran under the Movimiento Construye Ecuador party.  On August 9, 2023, Villaviciencio was assassinated while leaving a campaign event in Quito.

In the police response to the shooting, nine others were injured, including a candidate for the national legislature and two police officers.  The assassin, determined to be a Colombian national was caught after being shot by police and later died.

The Ecuadorian Police swiftly detained several other Colombian nationals as part of the assassination plot.  Authorities in Ecuador claimed the detained individuals and the slain gunman belonged to Colombian organized crime groups. The investigation continues to identify others possibly involved in the assassination conspiracy.

As a result, the U.S. Department of State, under its Transnational Organized Crime Rewards Program, is offering a REWARD OF UP TO $5 MILLION for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of the remaining unknown coconspirators responsible for the murder of Fernando Villavicencio.  A separate reward offer of up to $1 million is offered for information leading to the identification and location of any individual holding a key leadership position in the Transnational Organized Crime group responsible for Villavicencio’s homicide.

If you have information, please contact the Ecuadorian National Police by email to Informa@recompensas131.org or within Ecuador by telephone to the Ecuadorian Joint Rewards Task Force at 131mailto:.  If you are located outside of the United States or Ecuador, you may also visit the nearest U.S. or Ecuador Embassy or Consulate.  If in the United States, you can also contact the local FBI office in your city.

The State Department reward is offered in coordination with Ecuadorian authorities.

ALL IDENTITIES ARE KEPT STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL. 

Government officials and employees are not eligible for rewards.

U.S. Department of State

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