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Man wanted in Oklahoma slaying added to U.S. Marshals Service's Most Wanted list

A man wanted in connection with the 2013 slaying of his ex-wife in Blackwell has been added to the U.S. Marshals Service's 15 Most Wanted list.

Luis Octavio Frias, 34, is accused of stabbing his ex-wife, Janett Reyna, to death on August 8, 2013. Reyna had filed a protective against Frias two days before her death.

Moments before she died, Reyna arrived at her mother's apartment in Blackwell to pick up her children. At a news conference Friday afternoon, Blackwell police Chief Dewayne Wood said Frias was waiting for Reyna there. As Reyna entered the apartment, Frias attacked her, stabbing her 41 times in front of her children.

"This murder rocked our community," Wood said. "It's not something we see every day in north-central, rural Oklahoma."

Reyna served for a year as a Blackwell police officer. At the time of her death, she was serving as a domestic violence prevention coordinator for the Ponca Tribal Police Department.

Shortly after the slaying, Kay County prosecutors charged filed a first-degree murder charge against Frias. Authorities think Frias may have fled to Mexico.

Johnny Kuhlman, U.S. Marshal for the western district of Oklahoma, said the most-wanted list includes people suspects accused of heinous crimes like murder and rape — "obviously, the worst of the worst," he said.

Anyone who comes in contact with Frias should contact law enforcement, Kuhlman said.

"He's a danger to our community and he deserves to be in jail," he said.

Frias is described as white, five feet, 11 inches tall, weighing about 200 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes, a tattoo on his left arm and discoloration on both hands due to a skin condition. He may be using the alias Louis Beltran.

Anyone with information about Frias' whereabouts is asked to contact the nearest U.S. Marshals Service office or call the U.S. Marshals Service Communications Center at 1-800-336-0102. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading directly to his arrest.

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Silas Allen

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