Police seeking person of interest in Rowlett mom's murder

- ROWLETT, Texas - Police are looking for a Mexican native who they call a person of interest in the murder of a Rowlett mother.

Laura Grillo was found shot to death inside her home in the 8200 block of Americas Cup in November, just a week before her wedding. Detectives found no evidence of forced entry, so they believe the 37-year-old was targeted.

A person of interest in the case has been identified as 30-year-old Jesus Trevino.

Police said Trevino was deported to Mexico in 2010 after being convicted of the sexual assault of a child in Tarrant County in 2008. He was back in the United States and working for Grillo’s fiancé at the time of her murder.

Fiancé Ioannis Makris says he was surprised when police told him Trevino is a person of interest.

“Now a name comes up as somebody that I know … it's like the 'why' now is even bigger than before,” Makris said.

Dallas police issued an arrest warrant for Trevino for failing to register as a sex offender and Rowlett detectives questioned him. He allegedly gave false and misleading information about his whereabouts on the day of the murder.

Police haven’t been able to find him for further questioning. They ask anyone with information to call 972-412-6220.

Police are also investigating two other people in connection with the murder, but are not naming anyone besides Trevino.

People who talked to FOX 4 after Grillo’s murder described her as a loving mother who was busily preparing for her wedding day. She had three young children.

"They took away someone's mom. I have never seen a family ripped apart like that so fast," Heather Nabor, a friend of the victim, said. "She was a volunteer. She was good for the community. She gave to people that didn't have anything. She was just a good person. They stole her. She went too early."

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