FBI hunts for homicide suspect who fled to India

A resident of San Jose,California,the accused Pawanjit Singh,25,fled to India after the the incident

Written by Press Trust Of India | Washington | Published:April 5, 2012 1:05 am

The FBI and California police were looking for an Indian-American suspect charged with killing a 28-year-old woman by driving his car over her.

A resident of San Jose,California,the accused Pawanjit Singh,25,fled to India after the the incident. Sunnyvale detectives were working with the FBI and the US Marshall’s Office on locating the suspect in India.

The incident is reported to have happened on March 25 in Sunnyvale in California. Following an emergency call at about 11.30 am police found an adult woman on the roadway. The victim,later identified as 28-year-old San Jose resident Jennifer Flores,was transported to a local hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.

During subsequent investigation,Sunnyvale Detectives determined Flores was initially a passenger in the vehicle,prior to being pushed out and run over by it.

On March 27,detectives identified the driver of the vehicle as 25-year-old Pawanjit Singh of San Jose. Pawanjit is described as being 5-feet 5-inches tall,weighing 145 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

Detectives discovered,Singh boarded a flight for Dubai,then India,on Monday,March 26. A district court on March 28,issued an arrest warrant for Pawanjit with a bail amount of $1 million. Investigations revealed that Pawanjit knew Flores.

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