Brenda Delgado most wanted

A scorned woman suspected of being behind a murder-for-hire scheme in Dallas that left a romantic rival dead was named to the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” list on Wednesday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said.

A reward of up to $100,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest of Brenda Delgado, 33, who is wanted for capital murder in the shooting death of Dallas dentist Kendra Hatcher in the parking garage of Hatcher’s apartment complex last September, it said.

Delgado is suspected of hiring two others, who have both been arrested, to carry out the killing, it said.

“Apparently she was jealous because the victim was dating her ex-boyfriend,” FBI Special Agent Jason Ibrahim said in a statement.

“Brenda Delgado was able to effectively manipulate everyone she involved in her calculated scheme,” said Thomas M. Class, Sr., special agent in charge of the FBI’s Dallas Division. “Although she didn’t pull the trigger herself, she is still responsible for the murder,” Class added, “and through international publicity and a significant reward offering, we intend to find her and to bring her to justice.”

A Mexican citizen, Brenda Delgado is believed to have fled the country after being interviewed by authorities shortly after Hatcher was shot. A federal warrant was issued for arrest last October.

Days before the murder, Delgado is thought to have became jealous after learning her former boyfriend, a Dallas dermatologist, and Hatcher were planning a vacation in Cancun, Mexico, and that he had introduced Hatcher to his parents, authorities said.

Delgado, who was studying to become a dental hygienist, recruited one of her accomplices with the promise of a steady supply of drugs through her connections with a cartel, authorities said.

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Delgado is the ninth woman to be placed on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list. Since its creation in 1950, 474 of the 506 fugitives named to the list have been apprehended or located—156 of them as a result of citizen cooperation.

Investigators urge anyone with information concerning Brenda Delgado to take no action themselves. Instead, they should contact the FBI by calling 1-800-CALL-FBI or submitting a tip online. The FBI’s Dallas Field Office can be reached at 972-559-5000. For possible sightings outside the United States, contact the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.

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