San Diego - On Wednesday morning, the Marine Law Enforcement Foundation will present college bonds to the sons of slain U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer Maribel Arteaga.
Family members and fellow CBP officers will be in attendance at the presentation at 10 a.m., taking place at the Tecate port of entry where Officer Arteaga had been assigned since she entered duty with CBP on May 18, 2009. Her sons, Isaak, now six, and Andy, now eight, will each receive a college bond worth $30,000 upon maturity.
The bonds will be presented by U.S. Border Patrol agent Jacob Sanchez, a member of the Marine Law Enforcement Foundation.
According to the Chula Vista Police Department, Arteaga was two months pregnant when she was fatally stabbed on Dec. 10, 2009 allegedly by her estranged husband, Jesus Arteaga Garcia. Arteaga fled the scene of the attack and is being being sought by CVPD investigators. Their two sons, Andy and Isaak, were home at the time of the attack.
Jesus "Alex" Arteaga Garcia has not been apprehended by authorities, despite a $5,000 reward offered by the U.S. Marshals for information leading to his arrest. Authorities believe he may be in the Sanchez Taboada neighborhood of Tijuana, Mexico. He has a tattoo of a tiger on his right arm. According to the Chula Vista Police Department, he is considered dangerous and a threat to others.
If anyone has any information, they are asked to call the U.S. Marshals Service at (877) WANTED2; for Spanish call (619) 454-9011.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.