W.Va. Child Sexual Abuse Suspect On The Run
Cops in Martinsburg, W.Va. say an 11-year-old girl sleeping over at a friend's home experienced a true nightmare on Dec. 2, 2007: cops say she woke up to find 31-year-old Ellseo Merchant-Cruz sexually assaulting her.
Hair (Color, Description, Facial Hair):
Other Phys. Characteristics:
- Merchant-Cruz has a silver cap on one of his front teeth.
Traits and Habits:
- Merchant-Cruz has worked as a mason in the past.
- Cops say he is a native of Mexico and may not be a legal U.S. citizen.
Cops say Merchant-Cruz was last seen fleeing his then-girlfriend's trailer in Martinsburg, W.V.
Other Possible Locations:
- Merchant-Cruz may have employment ties to Calif. and Ore. He could be somewere in Va. Cops say it's also possible he may have fled to his native Mexico.
Vehicle To Look For:
- Cops say Merchant-Cruz may have a Va. driver's license and could be driving a Ford pickup truck.
Last updated April 28, 2009