Raul Quezada, Chief of Police
PRESS RELEASE, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 4, 2016
Released by: Sgt. Daron Wyatt, Contact: (714) 497-5633
Subject: Anaheim Murder Suspect Featured on America’s Most Wanted Arrested after Four Year Manhunt
ANAHEIM, CA – On January 17, 1998, California Corrections Officer Elizabeth Begaren was brutally murdered on the on ramp to the eastbound 91 freeway from East Street in Anaheim. The case went cold and was unsolved for nearly 15 years. In February 2012, the Anaheim Police Department Homicide Detail arrested several suspects for their involvement in the murder, including the victim’s husband, Nuzzio Begaren, who had collected nearly $1,000,000 from Elizabeth’s life insurance policy.
The ensuing investigation led to the identification of Guillermo Espinoza as the suspect who shot and killed Elizabeth on the side of the freeway. Continue reading