Investigators are asking for the public's help locating a man suspected of stabbing his ex-wife to death on Sunday.
Police are looking for 39-year-old Jose Angel Blanco, who may be driving a silver 2001 BMW with Washington license 732-PPB. They believe he may be making a run for Mexico.
A warrant has been issued for Blanco's arrest in the murder of Noemi Lopez, whose body was found in her home by her three children when they returned home from church.
King County prosecutors on Monday charged Blanco with first-degree murder.
Family members who gathered at the victim's home said Lopez and her ex-husband, who divorced in 2006, got into one of their regular fights inside the home Sunday afternoon, but this time the violence escalated and Lopez was killed.
The victim's mother, Maria Lopez, said her daughter's ex-husband had threatened earlier this week to go on a killing spree.
"(He's) gonna kill another person," she said. "He (said) he had three people to kill."
According to court documents, Noemi's 15-year-old daughter saw Blanco and her mother arguing in the house before she left for church with her siblings.
A few hours later, she received a text message from Blanco telling her not to go into the house with the other children and that he was sorry for what he'd done, the documents said.
Investigators say Blanco then called his cousin and said he'd just killed his ex-wife.
Court documents say Noemi's body was found in the living room of the house and that she'd been stabbed more than 60 times.
Noemi's sister, Elizabeth Lopez, said her sister helped move the family from El Salvador and worked two jobs to make ends meet.