David Fuentes

On August 2, 1999, 19-year old David Fuentes was shot in the chest after an argument. He was then stuffed in the trunk of Samuel Reza Rogel’s car, which was parked on Main Street in Burley, Idaho. Authorities suspect Fuentes was shot at 734 Elba Ave, and walked to the end of the driveway where he died. Rogel was employed as a sugar beet truck driver at the time.  There is a 1st degree murder warrant for Rogel’s arrest.

Confirm all current warrant information with the Cassia County Sheriff’s Office.

Source: Times-News

July 08, 2014 3:00 am • BY LAURIE WELCH lwelch@magicvalley.com
BURLEY • The Cassia County Sheriff’s Office wants the public’s help to find a suspect in a 1999 murder whose victim was stuffed in a car trunk.

Samuel Reza Rogel, 38, is wanted on a first-degree murder charge in the shooting of David Fuentes, 19, said Detective Robert Taylor.

The case has remained open, and detectives have continued to work on it, Taylor said.

Authorities found Fuentes’ body stuffed in the trunk of Rogel’s car, parked at Oriental Avenue and Main Street in Burley.

Fuentes apparently was shot in the chest by a .22-caliber rifle after an argument Aug. 2, 1999, at Rogel’s rented room at 734 Elba Ave.

Authorities suspect Fuentes was shot there, then walked to the end of the driveway, where he died.

Jose Albarido, who had rented the room to Rogel, told authorities that Rogel spent a good deal of time in Logan, Utah, but returned to Burley during harvest season to drive a sugar beet truck

A witness who reported the shooting told officials the murder might have been gang-related.  (direct link to story)

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Samuel Rogel in 1996