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Nazira Maria Cross

Wanted on murder charge
Missing since: May 2009
Reward: N/A

Cross is a former Reno High School employee and a Costa Rican national who has used names including Nazira M. Ugalde, Nazira Maria Jonnson, Nazira Maria Ugalde, Nacira Jonsson. But others have called her “The Black Widow.”

Cross is accused of murdering her ex-husband Mike Cross after he discovered she was allegedly embezzling funds from their business. Investigators say Nazira Cross poisoned him at their Plumas County, Calif., residence, then drove him in his near-death state to his ranch in Lovelock, Nev.

She is alleged to have then buried his body and run over the shallow grave numerous times with her car. Her profile on the America’s Most Wanted website provides many more details on this strange case, including a claim that she wrote herself three checks from his business account on the day he died. The FBI says she should be considered armed, dangerous, and an escape risk.