Father Murdered Over A Mercedes Three Days Before Christmas

Nalio Williams has been on the run since 2011. He has used the name Mark Peter Crompton previously and stands 6 feet 1 inches tall. If you have any information, host John Walsh guarantees you can remain anonymous. Please call or text: 833-378-7783 (3-PURSUE).

September 15, 2021

Nalio Williams [Broward Sheriff's Office]

Nalio Williams [Broward Sheriff's Office]

By: Michelle Sigona

On December 22, 2011, a husband and father was found shot to death in a Broward County, FL parking lot. The Broward Sheriff's Office had reports of "multiple" gunshots in the area and when they arrived 34-year-old Raimundo "Ray" Modia was dead and his silver Mercedes was missing. Detectives said there was blood all over Ray and he appeared to possibly be a victim of a robbery or carjacking.

After a canvass of the area and combing through the victim’s cell phone investigators found out that the incident was caught on grainy video. Authorities also discovered that the number that called Ray many times just prior to his death led to someone they consider a "career criminal." The suspect was identified as 35-year-old Nalio Williams. Williams was not only connected by the phone, but his fingerprint was also left at the scene, detectives added.

Roberto Paredes, Ray's childhood friend, sat down with In Pursuit Host Callahan Walsh. He said Ray was "very energetic, full of life, very outgoing, made friends easily." Ray was a hard worker and played the saxophone and worked his way up the ladder at a local bank.

"He wanted to provide for his family... they were a good family... I know that was important for him to be able to provide for them," Paredes said.

At some point, Ray also began working in the luxury car industry and opened Luxury Lifestyle Rentals. The business would broker deals between luxury car owners and renters in Miami and set up rental agreements. Paredes warned Ray this business was dangerous and that he was dealing with sketchy people sometimes.

After Ray's murder, investigative journalist Frances Robles began digging into the case and found out there was much more to this than anyone initally thought. "Ray got himself in the middle of an international organized crime car theft ring... the ring was stealing luxury autos," Robles said.

By the end of 2011 Ray was in deep trouble. He was missing three luxury high end cars: a Lamborghini, Audi and Porsche. He was on the hook with the owners for hundreds of thousands of dollars and was having a hard time taking care of his personal life.

Det. Zachary Scott is the current investigator on the case with the Broward Sheriff's Office. He said Ray and Williams were meeting to sell the Mercedes and this was a prime opportunity for Ray to earn back some quick money. Callahan Walsh also learned while reporting on this case in Florida that Ray needed money to continue funding his extravagant lifestyle.

Robles believes that on the night Ray was murdered he had a plan, "I believe that Ray still thought that he could get those cars back and that maybe he could get information about who stole them and where the vehicles were located and what Nalio Williams represented to him was a human being with answers. I think that's what he needed."

At some point that night, gunfire erupted and Ray and Williams were both shot. Investigators said Williams was shot in the right thigh by his knee and even went to the hospital. Williams was interviewed by police, but he gave a fake name and information. Det. Scott believes Ray shot back that night.

Williams is wanted for murder. He stands 6 foot 1 and when he disappeared he weighed more than 275 pounds. It's possible he could have a scar from the bullet wound from gunfire exchange on that deadly night. He has extensive family connections in the Caribbean, Jamaica and Bahamas. "This is not someone who values human life and that's a very dangerous person," Scott adds.

Here is an age enhanced photo of what Nalio Williams may look like today.

Age enhanced image of Nalio Williams [NCMEC]

Age enhanced image of Nalio Williams [NCMEC]

If you have any information, Host John Walsh guarantees you can remain anonymous. Please call or text: 833-378-7783 (3-PURSUE).

HEIGHT: 6 feet 1 inches

WEIGHT: 280 pounds

HAIR: Black

EYES: Brown

SEX: Black Male

DOB: May 10, 1976

ALIASES: Mark Peter Crompton

LOCATION OF CRIME: Broward County, FL

DATE OF CRIME: December 22, 2011

COULD BE HIDING OR HAS CONNECTIONS TO: Jamaica, Bahamas, South Florida, Miami Gardens, Broward County and Ft. Lauderdale

CHARGE: Murder

TATTOO OR SCARS: Scar on his right leg, just above his knee from being shot. Tattoo of a deck of cards on his right arm and "Oh Jesus How I Love Thee" on his left arm.

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