Man Allegedly Fatally Shot Pregnant Wife & Another Man, Abducted Kids & Fled

Dimas Coronado fled from Phoenix after allegedly snatching Victor Nunez-Coronado, age 8; and Jonathan Nunez-Coronado, age 5.

March 19, 2019

Photo by: Victor Nunez-Coronado, Jonathan Nunez-Coronado [NCMEC]

Victor Nunez-Coronado, Jonathan Nunez-Coronado [NCMEC]

By: Michelle Sigona
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PHOENIX, AZ — Authorities are on the hunt for Dimas Coronado, 47, after he allegedly shot his estranged pregnant wife and another man to death on September 1, 2018. Afterward, Coronado allegedly abducted his biological children and has been on the run ever since.

In the wake of the violence in September, Phoenix Police issued an Amber alert for Victor Nunez-Coronado, age 8; and Jonathan Nunez-Coronado, 5. Investigators believe their father may have taken the boys to Mexico, and the Amber alert was extended across the international border.

The shooting victims were identified as Omar Gonzalez, 34, who died on the scene, and Oralia Nunez, 24, who died after medics attempted to save her at a local hospital. It is believed Oralia, who was eight months pregnant, was the children’s mother.

Factoring in the unborn victim, police say they have probable cause to arrest Coronado on three counts of homicide.

According to WCNC, Oralia had filed a protection order against Coronado two months before her murder after testifying that she feared he would kill her. He was reportedly ordered to stay away from Oralia and their children, and he was not permitted to have a firearm.

It’s believed Coronado may be driving a light green Ford truck with the Mexican license plate ZUD71-64. Phoenix Police have cautioned, however, that Coronado should be considered armed and dangerous.

Photo by: Dimas Coronado [Phoenix Police Department]

Dimas Coronado [Phoenix Police Department]


Dimas Coronado:

  • Weight: 190 pounds
  • Height: 5 feet 6 inches
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Gray
  • Eyes: Brown

Victor Nunez-Coronado:

  • Weight: 60 pounds
  • Height: 4 feet tall
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Black
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Missing since: August 31, 2018
  • Missing from: Phoenix, AZ

Jonathan Nunez-Coronado:

  • Weight: 45 pounds
  • Height: 3 feet, 6 inches
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Black
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Missing since: August 31, 2018
  • Missing from: Phoenix, AZ

If you know anything about this case, please contact our hotline (833-3-PURSUE) or submit a tip online.

For more on this case, watch the “Deadly Daughter” episode of In Pursuit With John Walsh on Wednesday, March 20 at 10/9c on Investigation Discovery! Or catch up on ID GO.

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