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Cops Put Up $5,000 Reward to Catch Nun's Killer

Carlos Armando Ixpec-Chitay has been on the run since a hit-and-run July 9 in Water Mill, police say.

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and the are offering $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of a fugitive suspected of killing a Catholic nun in a hit-and-run accident.

Police say that Carlos Armando Ixpec-Chitay was behind the wheel on July 9 when an SUV , who was on a walk on Rose Hill Road in Water Mill.

Sister Jackie, who was staying at a nearby retreat house with fellow members of the Sisters of Mercy, was discovered by a passerby at 8:30 p.m. that night, and an SUV with front-end damage with later found abandoned nearby.

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Southampton Town Police Chief William Wilson said the vehicle is registered to Ixpec-Chitay's employer.

Police describe Ixpec-Chitay as a 30-year-old Hispanic male with dark brown or black hair and brown eyes. He is 5 feet 7 inches tall and approximately 140 pounds. 

Ixpec-Chitay is known to frequent various places in Water Mill and Riverhead, police said; however, Wilson said police know that he has fled the area. Police are working with the U.S. Marshals, Suffolk County district attorney's office and other agencies to apprehend him.

Police are asking anyone with information about the hit-and-run or Ixpec-Chitay's whereabouts to call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-220-TIPS. Information leading to an arrest will result in a cash reward of up to $5,000.

Jaguar-Guy July 24, 2012 at 10:35 AM
No longer described as "white hispanic male" - now "hispanic male" - why the change?
tbone123 July 24, 2012 at 12:04 PM
They withhold his name and picture for a week,just enough time from him to flee the country,Should look deeper into owner of car/boss! If it smells like a duck-------------
North Fork Bob July 24, 2012 at 02:58 PM
There is a booming business churning out phony IDs.No way this guy is in the USA.Awful situation. Second fatality this season from cars hitting pedestrians.Hope it's the last.
christie nicolle July 24, 2012 at 03:54 PM
Even if police never find him, his guilt will follow him forever + that is punishment too.
North Fork Bob July 24, 2012 at 04:14 PM
You're right Christie but some have no conscience.Others delight in getting away with something. I'd much rather see him Judged,jailed and deported. He'd have a good time in jail when the inmates found out he'd killed a Nun.
ken niehaus July 25, 2012 at 04:18 AM
Yes, who is looking into this?

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