LAREDO, Texas — The reward for 41-year-old Juan Carlos Marizcal, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive and this month’s featured fugitive, has been increased to $8,500 for information leading to his capture if the tip comes in during the month of April 2020.

Marizcal, affiliated with the Texas Mexican Mafia gang, is wanted for murder and engaging in organized criminal activity, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

His criminal history also includes charges for assault causes serious bodily injury, terroristic threat, arson, burglary of a building, theft of property, possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance, resisting and evading arrest, unlawful carrying of a weapon, and driving while intoxicated, according to DPS.

Marizcal is wanted in connection with a murder in Laredo, Texas, in December 2010. In November 2011, the Webb County Sheriff's Office issued warrants for Marizcal's arrest for murder and engaging in organized criminal activity. In December 2011, the U.S. Marshals Service issued a warrant for flight to avoid prosecution.

Marizcal's last known address is in Laredo where he currently has ties to as well as Mexico, according to DPS.

He is described as approximately 5'8", 200 pounds, with tattoos on his neck, chest, right arm, "joker" on the outside right calf, and upper arms. He has scars on his face, forehead, upper left arm, and a birthmark on his abdomen.

He should be considered armed and dangerous.

One offender from the Texas 10 Most Wanted Program is featured each month in hopes the higher reward money from the Governor's Criminal Justice Division will generate additional tips. The higher reward amount will only be paid if the tip comes in the same month the fugitive is featured.

To be eligible for the cash rewards, tipsters MUST provide information to authorities using one of the three following methods:

  • Call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477).
  • Submit a web tip through the DPS website by selecting the fugitive you have information about, and then clicking on the link under their picture.
  • Submit a Facebook tip by clicking the “SUBMIT A TIP” link (under the “About” section).

All tips are anonymous – regardless of how they are submitted – and tipsters will be provided a tip number instead of using a name.

DPS investigators work with local law enforcement agencies to select fugitives for the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive and Sex Offender lists. You can find the current lists – with photos – on the DPS website.

Do not attempt to apprehend these fugitives; they are considered armed and dangerous.