Dunkin' Donuts slaying suspect now on FBI's 'Most Wanted'

Dunkin' Donuts slaying suspect now on FBI's 'Most Wanted'

He's charged with murder in the 2015 slaying of Palak Patel in a back room of the shop in Hanover, Md. Investigators believe that Patel killed Palak, 21, just before midnight in a back room. The investigation revealed that Bhadreshkumar Patel hit his wife multiple times with an object, then fled, police said.

After leaving the doughnut shop, Patel walked across the street to the apartment he shared with his wife, retrieved a few items and some cash, and then hailed a taxi.

Patel has been not seen or heard of since the morning after Palak Patel's death when he took a cab from a New Jersey hotel to Newark Penn Station.

The FBI placed him on the list on 18th April 2017.

Bhadreshkumar Patel, 27, is now one of its 'Ten Most Wanted Fugitives, ' with a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading to his arrest.

"The valuable assistance of the public can not be overstated, as shown by the ongoing success locating fugitives placed on the Top Ten list".

"The ongoing efforts of our investigators, coupled with the public s assistance, will lead to the capture of Bhadreshkumar Patel".

Patel has been charged with first-degree murder, second-degree murder, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, and using a risky weapon with intent to injure.

Realizing that Patel was an worldwide flight risk, local police requested FBI assistance, and several days after the murder, a federal arrest warrant was issued charging Patel with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.

Investigators believe that Palak wanted to return toIndia, though her husband was against the idea. Also, his visa had expired a month before he committed the crime.

The brutal nature of the crime and the possibility that someone outside the United States knows where Patel is contributed to the decision to add him to the list, said Gordon Johnson, special agent in charge of the FBI's Baltimore field office. He has ties to New Jersey, Kentucky, Georgia, Illinois, and India, the official statement elaborates.

"Numerous and overwhelming efforts have been made inattempts to locate Bhadreshkumar and none of the efforts todate have been met with success", the official said. Anne Arundel police chief Timothy Altomare said there still was no evidence that Bhadreshkumar was able to "legally" flee the country.

The officer went inside the store and found Palak Patel lying in the kitchen area.

The investigating agency has put $100,000 reward to any information that directly leads to Patel's arrest.