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APB sent out for man, car linked to Cary murder

Posted September 8, 2008

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— Cary Police issued an all-points-bulletin Monday, asking authorities in nearby states to be on the lookout for Arnulfo Cobos.

Police obtained a warrant charging Cobos with murder  in the death of his girlfriend, Maria Teresa Herrera-Diaz.

Diaz' roommates found her body Saturday morning at their home at 102 Dunhagen Place. The cause of her death has not been released.

Police ruled the case a homicide after they received preliminary autopsy results Sunday.

Investigators believe Cobos left the home he shared with Herrera-Diaz and some other people between 4:15 a.m. and 5:15 a.m. Saturday, driving a stolen silver 2004 Saturn L-300, with North Carolina license plate number XWT-5469. They has said Saturday night that they were looking for the car and Cobos.

Police described Cobos as an Hispanic man, about 50 years old, standing 5 feet 6 to 7 inches tall and weighing 200 pounds. In a picture distributed by police, he has a mustache, and police said he also has a goatee.

Police described Cobos as Hererra-Diaz' common-law husband, though North Carolina doesn't provide for that relationship legally.

A corporate spokeswoman for Herrera-Diaz's employer said, “We were shocked to learn this. She was an excellent employee. She never had any problems, always had a smile on her face and worked very hard.”

Anyone with information related to this incident should call the Cary Police Department Watch Commander at 919-469-4016.

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  • MajorLeagueinfidel Sep 8, 2008

    Wow...love the RPD post...actually someone with the facts and first hand knowledge posting on WRAL's blog...imagine that!!

  • RPD07 Sep 8, 2008

    To "Ol Forrester"

    Please refrain from making accusatory comments unless you happen to know all the facts. I do not know all the facts surrounding the case but I am aware of one fact. There was an alert made to surrounding police agencies immediately after they had a vehicle description which was within a couple hours of them getting the call about this. I remember hearing it on the radio that morning. Thanks.

  • Steve Crisp Sep 8, 2008

    First off, it's a BOLO -- Be On The Lookout. And Cary issued a BOLO early Saturday morning which I heard go out on the scanners. I even blogged about it.

    http://www.wral.com/golo/blogpost/3495398/

  • WilloWSnapper Sep 8, 2008

    they werent sure if it was murder or not thats why. here come the cary bashers

  • Ol Forrester Sep 8, 2008

    They waited 24 hours for an APB on a murder suspect in a stolen car? I find that delay puzzling.