By CBS13 Staff

ARVIN (CBS13) — The FBI has announced a $10,000 reward for information in a nearly decade-old murder case out of Central California.

Maico Encarnacion Lopez is suspected of killing a woman back on Sept. 11, 2011 in the Kern County community of Arvin. Police said they discovered the woman’s body a day later at a home along the 100 block of Monroe Avenue while doing a welfare check.

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Detectives said the woman and Encarnacion Lopez were in a relationship and had two children together, but exactly what led up to her killing is still unclear.

Encarnacion Lopez fled Kern County after the woman’s killing, the FBI believes. A Mexican national, the now 45-year-old Encarnacion Lopez is believed to have ties to California and Mexico.

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Anyone who sees or knows where Encarnacion Lopez might be is urged to contact their local FBI office or nearest American Embassy.