Abraham Perez Romano is wanted for murder in the death of his step-daughter, and is believed to have fled to Mexico. Photo from the Riverside Sheriffs Department.
Abraham Perez Romano is a murder suspect in the death of his step-daughter, and is believed to have fled to Mexico. Photo from the Riverside Sheriffs Department.

An Indio man accused of killing his 19-year-old stepdaughter last month in the Salton Sea community of Oasis is believed to be in Mexico, sheriff’s deputies said Wednesday.

Abraham Perez Romero, 41, is the lone suspect identified in the killing of Wendy Vargas, who family members and friends identified as Wendy Perez. Her body was found Dec. 14 at a home in the 88000 block of Avenue 70.

The cause of her death has not been revealed.

Deputies believe that Romero, who also goes by Jose Ramirez Arenas, fled to Mexico on Dec. 14. His last known address in Indio was a house in the 44000 block of Warren Street.

Anyone with information regarding Romero’s whereabouts was asked to contact Investigator Dickey of the Central Homicide Unit at (951) 955-0896 or Central Dispatch at (951) 776-1099.

–City News Service

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