Baltimore fugitive wanted in wife's murder at Dunkin' Donuts spotted in Newark

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

HANOVER, Md. (WABC) -- The FBI is looking for a man in connection with the murder of his wife in Maryland, and the suspect was last spotted in New Jersey.

According to Baltimore FBI and Anne Arundel Police Department, Bhadreshkumar Chetanbhai Patel and his 21-year-old wife, Palak Bhadreskumar Patel, worked at a Dunkin' Donuts restaurant on Arundel Mills Boulevard in Hanover.

The FBI said the 24-year-old Bhadreshkumar Patel killed Palak Patel in a back room of the doughnut shop just before midnight on April 12.

Bhadreshkumar Patel was born in India and was in the United States legally, but his VISA expired in March 2015.

The investigation revealed that Bhadreshkumar Patel hit his wife multiple times with an object, then fled, police said.

He has been charged with murder, assault and a weapons offense.

Patel was last seen near Newark.

The Baltimore FBI is offering a reward of up to $20,000 for information leading to Patel's arrest.

Anyone with information about Patel is asked to call 1-800-CALL-FBI.