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International Manhunt Is on for Suspect in Nun's Death

Authorities hope Carlos Armando Ixpec-Chitay will turn himself in after Sister Jacqueline Walsh was fatally struck by an SUV in a hit-and-run.

Federal authorities are in the midst of an international manhunt for the suspected driver in the July 9, 2012, hit-and-run death of Sister Jacqueline Walsh, according to Newsday, which cites a law enforcement source in a report Monday.

Newsday reports that the suspect, Carlos Armando Ixpec-Chitay, is believed to have fled the country. The 30-year-old was known to frequent Water Mill and Riverhead, and authorities say he was behind the wheel of his employer's SUV when it fatally struck Sister Jackie, who was on a walk on Rose Hill Road in Water Mill. Sister Jackie, a 59-year-old pastoral associate at St. Edward the Confessor in Syosset, was staying at a retreat house with fellow members of the Sisters of Mercy.

Sister Jackie was discovered by a passerby at 8:30 p.m. that night, and an SUV with front-end damage with later found abandoned nearby.

According to Newsday, Southampton Town police and U.S. marshals twice came close to capturing Ixpec-Chitay after being tipped off to his whereabouts, but missed him by a few minutes both times.

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers has put up a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Ixpec-Chitay.

The suspect's brother, Miguel Ixpec-Chitay, was arrested in September for lying to federal investigators, after saying the two never spoke following the accident while, in fact, phone records showed they exchanged 19 calls. He was picked up by Immigration and Customs Enforcement at his home on Horton Avenue in Riverhead, early on the morning of Sept. 13, police said at the time. He was found guilty in December and is expected to be sentenced Tuesday in federal court.

In hopes that the fugitive Ixpec-Chitay will turn himself in, Newsday reports, authorities have also detained two of his relatives for immigration law violations.

Learn more at Newsday.com.

leslie January 07, 2013 at 03:03 PM
He will NOT turn himself in he will leave for awhile then come back ILLEGALLY useing another name or stealing someones Identity, Live in the U.S. with 15 to 20 other Illegals in a home and walking the street smiling to himself saying I can get away with it... Because Immergration is not looking for someone with a different name... Getting free food, free medical and working ILLEGALLY and maybe even try for help from D.S.S. and the funny thing is HE will get it,. SO YES HE got away with it and he will be back.... We need more PROTECTION on the BOADERS.. and we need TOTAL sweeps in houses that have 5 to 10 cars in the driveway to find all the Illegals and DEPORT them for good......Families and all No anchor children no having babies in this country and getting to stay for free..........
Hazel Wilkonson the First January 07, 2013 at 04:17 PM
Leslie, your post is as nonsensical as your spelling and grammar.
christie nicolle January 07, 2013 at 05:56 PM
Yes, it's true, leslie... you + radio host Mike Savage (wabc nightly: 9-11) got it right!Language, culture + borders is why America is at War. Like Obama's endless failures as President + gets away with it -- "his complexion is his protection".
Drtee-Dancer January 07, 2013 at 07:19 PM
Sorry Leslie - Hazel needs to get a life - please ignore.
Hazel Wilkonson the First January 07, 2013 at 07:29 PM
You mean, ignore the way you did Drtee-Dancer? Hah!
Bob in Sag Harbor January 07, 2013 at 10:31 PM
If you all remember when this happened, The police would not announce who the suspect was. Well, Maybe if they did he would have been spotted before he had a chance to run and hide.
not a farmer January 08, 2013 at 01:27 PM
They break the law to get here then you let them stay. Then you let them drive without licenses and they kill people. Now who is to blame them or you?
cm January 08, 2013 at 02:37 PM
I am tired of paying taxes, medical, groceries and working. I want to be a illegal.. everything is free!!! American taxes are paying the way. The cost of living is higher.. we harbor illegals here. Also, how many illegals are caught with DWI? What happens to them afterwards?? We never hear what happens. Do they go free after paying a fine? Has anyone heard about illegals being deported? Years ago they tried to hide while being here. Now they smile, wave and drive. I actually seen them spit on our soil. Welcome to America! One life taken from a illegal is one too much.
Hazel Wilkonson the First January 08, 2013 at 03:15 PM
CM, were you and Leslie school mates?
cm January 08, 2013 at 04:15 PM
Obviously you must be an illegal. Or school mates with Ixpec-chitay.
Charles Clampet January 08, 2013 at 06:03 PM
iz hazhell frum da tee vee show yeears a go? mabe she should be back on da tee vee sow we can turn dat hazhell off. hazel be pick in on pee pole on there gram mer n such! ma be hazhell should stay fo cuss on da is shoe.
Duh January 08, 2013 at 06:45 PM
More like, get this guy so he can confess to taking the blame from his boss! If I had to bet money the guy didn't even do it. What person lets there illegal immigrant worker drive their expensive car? None... He got a nice payout to leave the country as if he was the guilty one. .
Duh January 08, 2013 at 06:47 PM
*for not from. Since everyone is getting slammed for grammar. Auto correct. Oops
justbreath January 08, 2013 at 07:04 PM
3 WEEKS the police did not give us a name or picture of Mr.Zaro's worker, who was the "alleged" driver. Now if Mr Zaro had a family member run down like this, I'm sure he would have had the police plastering that picture and name within hours. Very interesting...
Don Rosenberg January 08, 2013 at 07:10 PM
Hazel, I hate to break it to you but Leslie is correct. My son was killed by an unlicensed illegal alien driver two years ago. He was convicted and spent 43 days in jail. I am now fighting with Immigration and ICE to get him deported. www.unlicensedtokill.org
cm January 08, 2013 at 09:33 PM
Do I have this correct... Chitay was pulled over in 2007 and pleaded guilty to being high on drugs and alcohol... Our court system released him (not deported) and Andrew Zaro gave his keys to this illegal who then ran over a nun??? Whom he left there to die? Was andrew arrested for harboring and hiring this illegal?
DrSique January 09, 2013 at 01:16 AM
Dat iz funnee!!! Actually, I think Hazel may be related to the East Hampton Town Supervisor. He refuses to enforce any of our laws against over crowded housing, etc.. Fact is, twenty five people lose their lives, every day, to illegal alien homicides and DUIs. No amount of Hazel's trolling will change that, only enforcing our nations laws will. Mr. Rosenberg's son(see above) is now one of these statistics and, while I don't blame him for trying to get his sons killer deported, this will not save any of the twentyfive who will die tomorrow or the ones the day after that and on and on and on...........
DrSique January 09, 2013 at 01:20 AM
Good point, Zaro definitely has nun blood on his hands. Only when those who are aiding and abetting pay a price will the anarchy stop.

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