Texas DPS: Search for escaped murderer continues

Texas DPS: Search for escaped murderer continues

AUSTIN, TX (KAUZ) - A reward has been increased to $10,000 for an escaped convict who was serving time for murder.

Jose Fernando Bustos-Diaz, 28, is on the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive list.

In 2006, Bustos-Diaz pleaded guilty to a 2005 murder he committed while working as a ranch hand in Harris County.

He was sentenced to 35 years in prison. On April 6, 2010, Bustos-Diaz escaped from the TDCJ Briscoe Unit in Dilley, Texas.

Dilley is 70 miles southwest of San Antonio. Bustos-Diaz is believed to have fled to Mexico.

He is five feet eight inches tall and weighs 195 pounds. He has significant acne scaring on his face and birthmarks on his chest.

He has multiple tattoos including a heart with a cross on the webbing of his left hand, the name 'Vanessa' with one dot on the inside of his left wrist, and the name 'Lizeth' on the inside of his right wrist.

If you know where he is call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477).

Tips can remain anonymous.

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