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.

Next Up

Three Men Charged In Killing Of Hip-Hop Legend Jam Master Jay

The Run-DMC DJ was shot to death in a Queens recording studio in October 2002.

True Crime News Roundup: Police Knew Kidnapped 3-Month-Old Was In Car When They Opened Fire, Killing Him

Plus: Smuggler caught with 52 reptiles concealed in his clothing; missing Hawaiian man found encased in concrete; correctional officer accused of killing his girlfriend; and film director mistakenly handcuffed after bank reports robbery.

5 Key Facts About The Jessica Chambers Murder Case

Jessica Chambers suffered an agonizing death: Firefighters saw her walking toward them, wearing only her underwear & burned over 93 percent of her body.

Who Was Notorious Jewel Thief Jack “Murph The Surf” Murphy?

Not all of the details Murphy shared about his life can be verified, but what we know to be true is a fascinating tale about a daytime surfer who moonlighted as a high-end thief.

Fugitive Added To FBI Top 10 Most Wanted, Up To $1 Million Reward

The FBI says Jose Rodolfo Villarreal-Hernandez has ties to Monterrey, Mexico and Mexico City, Mexico and could allegedly be linked to more than 10 murders in Mexico. He stands 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 165 pounds and is considered armed and extremely dangerous.

Believe It Or Not, Scott Peterson, Convicted Wife-Killer, Has Groupies

Since Peterson first got arrested in 2003, admirers have continually loaded his prison bank account with donations.

Two Years After The Death Of George Floyd, Here Are The Developments In His Case

On May 25, 2020, George Floyd, 46, was murdered in Minneapolis by 44-year-old police officer Derek Chauvin. Three other police officers were implicated in Floyd’s death.

Omaima Nelson: The Model Who Killed, Castrated & Ate Her Husband For Thanksgiving

On Thanksgiving Day 1991, Nelson unleashed her fury, she claimed, over the sexual terror and other abuses to which her husband Bill had subjected her.

Featured Cases

More Missing