JOSEPH SLATTERY JR.
Weight: 165 pounds
Height: 5 feet, 7 inches
Tatoos: Right arm
Wanted for murder and unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.
JOSEPH SLATTERY SR.
Weight: 150 pounds
Height: 5 feet 8 inches
Tatoos: Both arms
Wanted for aiding and abetting and unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.
On the night of June 15, 1990, Burton Linderer answered the door to his Salt Lake apartment and was greeted by one of the men who had been staying with him for the past several days.
Moments earlier, Linderer had separated the man - Joseph Slattery Jr. - from another man because they became involved in a drunken brawl. He took Slattery outside, away from the party at 655 S. 1000 West, in order to let him cool off. Linderer returned inside about 30 minutes later - alone.
Slattery went to his car and got an AK-47 assault rifle from the trunk. He then went to the front door and knocked. When Linderer opened the door, Slattery shot him in the face, court documents and police reports state.
Slattery's father, Joseph Slattery Sr., saw the shooting, grabbed his son and said, "Let's get out of here," witnesses said. The two men then jumped into Linderer's tan and brown two-door Ford LTD vehicle with Oregon license plates and left the scene. They have not been seen since.
Prosecutors charged the 20-year-old Slattery with second-degree murder and his father with obstructing justice and warrants were issued for their arrest. Both men have records in Arizona and have worked as miners.
Utah Crime Solvers has raised the cash reward and will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and binding over of the suspects. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Utah Crime Solvers at 964-CALL or 1-800-972-CALL. Or call the FBI at 355-7521. It is not necessary to give your name when providing information.
UTAH'S MOST WANTED
MARIO JOSE VELASQUEZ
Height: 5 feet 4 inches
Weight: 125 pounds
Tattoos: Spider web on left upper arm, butterfly on right lower arm
Also known as: Marty Velasquez, Paul Lopez, Marco Vasquez, Joey Mario Vasquez, Mario Perez, Manuel Vasquez
Charge: Possession of a controlled substance (third-degree felony)Velasquez pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and was released to Pre-Trial Services in March of 1990. Pre-Trial Services notified the court that he had failed to report to them and had moved. Family members said they do not know where he is. A warrant for his arrest was issued in November.
Anyone with information about his whereabouts is encouraged to call the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office at 535-5441.