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Man accused of 1984 Belle Glade murder wanted by the FBI

Posted at 2:18 PM, Nov 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-15 18:04:41-05

BELLE GLADE, Fla. - Both local and federal authorities think a migrant worker shot and killed a Belle Glade man back in 1984, and they have been looking for him ever since. 

In a recent press release, the FBI asked people to be on the lookout for a man named Juan Dios Garza. They think he shot and killed a man named Ricardo Chavez 33 years ago. 

According to an archived newspaper clipping from our news partners at the Palm Beach Post, Garza also shot Chavez' brother, but that man survived. 

The news clipping says the violence started at a A. Duda and Sons Labor Camp in the early morning hours of October 21, 1984. Garza was charged with second degree murder and attempted second degree murder shortly after the crime. 

Federal documents say Garza may have fled to Mercedes, Texas after the murder. Agents suspected Garza may have traveled into Mexico too. 

Garza is considered armed and dangerous. If you see him, call police.