Ex-Cop On The Run After Allegedly Killing Ex-Wife, Girlfriend, And Abducting Son On Day He Faced Child Rape Charges
Elias Huizar, 39, is on the run after allegedly killing his ex-wife and underage girlfriend before abducting his 1-year-old son.
Yakima Police Department

An ex-police officer in Washington is on the run after he allegedly killed his ex-wife and teenage girlfriend before abducting his 1-year-old son.

The murders and abduction occurred on the day that 40-year-old Elias Huizar was due in court to face allegations that he raped a 16-year-old girl, the New York Post reported. An Amber alert has been issued for Huizar’s 1-year-old son, Roman.

The alert, published by the Tri-City Herald, suggests that Huizar may be fleeing to Mexico and states that Huizar is suspected of killing his ex-wife and girlfriend.

Huizar is accused of shooting his ex-wife Amber Rodriquez at the William Wiley Elementary School, where she is listed as a paraeducator, on Monday afternoon. Last Friday, Rodriguez filed documents for a change in custody for the two sons she shares with Huizar, who are 5 and 9 years old, the Herald reported. It is unclear where those kids are at this time. The couple divorced in 2020.

The school went into lockdown. A resident who lives near the school told the Herald that he heard everything from his backyard, including 4-5 gunshots.

“I thought it was someone hitting something with a hammer. It didn’t sound like a gun. Then a woman came flying out here before the cops even got here and started screaming that someone was shot…” the resident told the outlet.

The shooting occurred as school was being let out and students were getting onto buses or picked up by their parents. The Herald reported that parents abandoned their cars in the parking lot to flee as police officers began searching for Huizar.

School was canceled for Tuesday and support and resources are being offered to anyone impacted by the tragedy.


Hours after the shooting, police searched Huizar’s home and found the body of another person, according to the West Richland Police Department. While the police declined to identify the second victim except to say they were an associate of Huizar, the Amber Alert released by police suggests that the second victim is Huizar’s teenage girlfriend.

Huizar was also being investigated for allegedly raping a teenage friend of his girlfriend. Police were also investigating the legality of his relationship with his girlfriend. The age of consent in Washington is 16, and Huizar’s girlfriend is alleged to have been 16.

The WRPD said in a Facebook post that Huizar is likely “armed and dangerous” and suggested he is “likely to commit more crimes.” His last known vehicle was a 2009 Toyota Corolla with license plate CBZ4745.

On Tuesday, Portland police informed the WRPD that Huizar was seen in the city driving a black sedan, but this has not been confirmed.

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