The Port Arthur News
A murder warrant has been issued for a Conroe area man who is considered a suspect in the disappearance and death of a Jefferson County woman.
Reina Janeth Cornejo-Trigueros, 37, was last seen about 8 a.m. Monday, Feb. 27, when she left for work. She contacted her employer at approximately 9 a.m. from the pay phone located at the Valero Station on Hwy. 105 and Hwy. 326 in Sour Lake. She told her employer that she was going to be late but never showed up at work.
Cornejo-Trigueros was seen driving a 2007 Nissan Titan. The truck was found, partly burned, near the San Jacinto River Thursday, March 1, Jefferson County Sheriff Office Deputy Rod Carroll said.
The murder warrant was issued on March 1 for the arrest of Jesus Castrejon, 51. He is described as 5-foot 5-inches in height and weighing 165 pounds. Castrejon should be considered dangerous and no attempt should be made to take him into custody.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, working in conjunction with the Montgomery County Sheriff Office, developed information which lead to the recovery of the Nissan Titan truck.
Although no body was found, law enforcement believe Cornejo-Trigueros, a Honduran native, was murdered because of information received from informants, plus both physical and biological evidence in and around vehicle, he said.
Law enforcement from numerous agencies including the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Houston Police Department and Harris County Sheriff’s Office performed a grid search for Cornejo-Trigueros near the area the truck was located but did not locate the woman.
“Today (Friday, March 2) the Montgomery Sheriff’s Office is concentrating on searching the river,” he added.
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is taking the lead in the case because that is where officers believe the crime likely occurred.
Investigators are also seeking information from persons who may have seen the victim using the pay phone at the Valero station around 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 27.
Carroll said law enforcement believe Castrejon may be headed to either California or Mexico, according to informants.
Anyone that knows the location of Castrejon is asked to contact the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office immediately at 409-835-8411 or the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office at 936-760-5871.