Asking for help to find double homicide suspect

U.S. Marshals Service
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NORFOLK, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The U.S. Marshals Service is asking for help to find a man wanted for a double homicide in Virginia.

According to a release, 32-year-old Amos Jacob Arroyo of Newport News is accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend and her father in front of the couple's children in July of 2017.

The victims, Patricia Joseph and her father Jessie Barnes, were killed in a shooting on July 30, and police identified Arroyo as a suspect.

His vehicle was found abandoned in a parking lot at a Walmart in Pooler, Georgia on July 31.

Surveillance video of that day showed Arroyo buying a backpack and clothes in the last confirmed sighting of him.

Marshals believe he is using another name because identification cards for him were found in the vehicle.

The release says he was born in the Bronx and grew up in West Covina, California. Arroyo also has ties to Coral Springs, Florida; Georgia; Newark, Delaware; New York; Norfolk, Virginia; Puerto Rico; and Texas. Arroyo speaks Spanish and has also traveled in Mexico before.

Officials say he is known to have dated older men and women and is alleged to have used them for money.

Arroyo also spent four months in the U.S. Army in 2004.

The U.S. Marshals Service says he is considered armed and dangerous. There is a reward of up to $3,000 being offered for information leading to his arrest.

Anyone with information on Arroyo's whereabouts is asked to contact the U.S. Marshals Service at (877) 926-8332 or send an email to

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