Man accused of murder, triggering Amber Alert in Phoenix, arrested

Aug 17, 2020, 5:00 PM
(Phoenix Police Department via AP)...
(Phoenix Police Department via AP)
(Phoenix Police Department via AP)

PHOENIX — A man accused of murdering his pregnant girlfriend, another person and triggering an Amber Alert in Phoenix in 2018 was arrested last week, authorities said Monday.

Dimas Coronado Chafino, 48, was apprehended by Phoenix police Thursday at about 10 a.m.

Chafino was wanted for the September 2018 killings of 25-year-old Oralia Nunez, who was at least five months pregnant at the time of her death, and 33-year-old Omar Gonzalez.

Police said Chafino killed Nunez and Gonzalez in the area of 32nd Avenue and Van Buren Street before fleeing to Mexico with his two children.

An Amber Alert was issued after for the two sons, who were 8 years old and 5 years old at the time.

The Amber Alert was canceled in late January after both children were found safe.

Chafino is facing three counts of murder and kidnapping.

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Man accused of murder, triggering Amber Alert in Phoenix, arrested