The FBI, Kern County District Attorney’s Office and Arvin, California, Police Department are seeking assistance from the public to locate Maico Encarnacion Lopez, who is suspected of murdering a woman on or about September 11, 2011 and fleeing to avoid prosecution for the crime.
Lopez is believed to have ties to California and Mexico but his current location is unknown.
On September 12, 2011, Arvin Police Department officers discovered the woman’s body during a welfare check at a residence located on the 100 block of Monroe Avenue in the Kern County community of Arvin. Lopez and the victim had a relationship and shared two children. Law enforcement believes Lopez fled Kern County after the alleged murder.
A felony complaint against Lopez was filed in the Superior Court of California, County of Kern, Bakersfield Judicial District, on March 2, 2012. The Kern County District Attorney’s Office unsealed the warrant for Lopez’s arrest on March 12, 2020.
CONSIDER LOPEZ ARMED AND DANGEROUS