WANTED! Eswin Mejia for motor vehicle homicide- Omaha, NE

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OMAHA, Neb. —The Omaha Police Department is searching for a 19-year-old suspected in a fatal drunken driving crash.

Eswin Mejia hasn’t been seen since getting out of jail.

[Video: Man suspected in fatal drunken driving crash fails to enroll in a sobriety program]

Police said he was drunk when he crashed into a car on Jan. 31, killing Sarah Root, 21, who was stopped at a red light on 33rd and I streets. Root had just graduated from Bellevue University. Mejia’s blood alcohol level was 2.4 at the time, three times the legal limit, police said.

Root’s friends and family gathered to commemorate her last Sunday and were concerned that Mejia was allowed to post $5,000 bond.

“We would like to call attention to the fact we lay her to rest yesterday and find it very upsetting the cost of a bond proved less than the cost of a funeral,” Sarah Root’s father, Scott Root, said. “We can’t bring beautiful Sarah back, but continue to carry her in our hearts and to be her voice here, fighting for justice.”

A requirement of Mejia posting bond was that he enroll in a sobriety program, which investigators said he hasn’t done.

The Omaha Police Department and Crime Stoppers are asking for the community’s help in finding him.

All tips go through a process where the person supplying the information is given a code word and number, so he or she can’t be identified.

If a suspect/suspects are caught and charged, the tipster could be eligible for a cash reward. You can tip by calling 402-444-STOP, by texting ‘OPD’ and the message to 274637 or you can tip online: http://omahacrimestoppers.org/.

NEWS Source http://www.ketv.com/crimestoppers/man-suspected-in-fatal-drunken-driving-crash-fails-to-enroll-in-a-sobriety-program/37992652

OTHER SOURCES

http://www.omaha.com/news/crime/systemic-failures-allowed-man-accused-in-motor-vehicle-homicide-to/article_7bb2a688-8bdb-554f-b795-4381b3e9d464.html

http://www.omaha.com/news/crime/police-chief-recalls-fond-memories-of-former-student-killed-in/article_5ec5fd46-eba0-5e8f-a5c1-3bb45966659a.html

http://www.omaha.com/news/crime/systemic-failures-allowed-man-accused-in-motor-vehicle-homicide-to/article_7bb2a688-8bdb-554f-b795-4381b3e9d464.html

http://www.wowt.com/home/headlines/Two-hurt-one-critically-in-crash-draped-in-questions-367136471.html

http://www.kjan.com/index.php/2016/02/felony-arrest-warrant-issued-for-eswin-mejia/

http://www.omaha.com/news/crime/eswin-mejia-fails-to-show-up-for-hearing-judge-issues/article_61745f98-dcaa-11e5-a36f-07b861a241a1.html

 

 

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