Police say Bhadreshkumar Chetanbhai Patel savagely murdered his wife inside the store where they both worked near Arundel Mills Mall on April 12. The body of 21-year-old Palak Bhadreshkumar Patel was found in the kitchen. Police said she had been stabbed multiple times with a large kitchen knife.
Anne Arundel County police held a joint news conference with the FBI on Wednesday. Police said a cab driver came forward to say that they took the suspect to New Jersey soon after the killing. Authorities released two surveillance pictures of Patel at a hotel in the Newark area. The FBI and police said they have no evidence that the suspect has left the country.
A $20,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest. Anyone with information about the case is urged to call the FBI at 800-CALL-FBI.