New Orleans killer fugitive Modus Operandi includes staging of burning corpse beyond recognition.
October 23, 2010
LOUISIANA FUGITIVE NEWS -- The New Orleans Police Department is searching for 57-year-old Francisco Amaral a.k.a. "Chico" in connection to the brutal murder of 35-year-old Ryan Trosclair. The Louisiana fugitive is most wanted on one count of simple kidnapping and one count of second-degree murder.
It is believed that on July 22, 2010, the victim, Ryan Trosclair met with Amaral some time between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at Amaral's residence in the 2100 block of Chartres Street in the Faubourg Marigny neighborhood. It is further believed Ryan Trosclair went to Amaral's home to purchase illicit drugs. However, at some point during the visit Amaral beat Trosclair to death. Amaral is then believed to have then moved the body approximately 7 miles to a wooded area near the Curly Playground in the 9000 block of Dwyer Road. Amaral also staged the killing by burning the body beyond recognition in order to impede identification of the corpse.
Francisco "Chico" Amaral typifies actions of an organized killer. He methodically takes care to stage or destroy evidence in his crimes. This staging accompanies calculated, deliberate, or preplanned homicides. Therefore, the burning of the corpse beyond recognition can be considered a Modus Operandi of this fugitive killer.
Additionally, Ryan Trosclair, suffered addictions to alcohol, cocaine and heroin, and since New Orleans Police Department Investigators believe the two men are possibly connected through illicit drug trafficking. It can be presumed Amaral also abuses alcohol and illicit drugs, such as cocaine and heroin. Investigators further believe "Chico" may have traveled to the San Francisco bay area to evade capture by law enforcement. killer is described as:
Lastly, a joint reward of $7,500 is being offered by the family and the Greater New Orleans Crimestoppers for the arrest and indictment of Francisco "Chico" Amaral, for the murder of Ryan Trosclair in New Orleans, Louisiana. Individuals with information as to the location of this fugitive are urged to call 1-888-903-7867 toll free whether in Louisiana or California. Callers must call Crimestoppers directly and report the information to be eligible for the cash reward of which $2,500 will be paid to the caller upon this fugitive's arrest. The remaining $5,000 of the $7,500 reward will be paid upon the indictment of Francisco Amaral.