Brenda Delgado is wanted in the September 2015 murder of a Dallas pediatric dentist.
A woman wanted in connection with the killing of a high-profile Dallas dentist is now on the FBI’s “Most Wanted” list.
Brenda Delgado, 33, is suspected of hiring two co-conspirators to kill Dr. Kendra Hatcher. The homicide took place Sept. 2 in the parking garage of Hatcher’s apartment complex. Jason Ibrahim, a member of the FBI’s violent crimes task force in Dallas, said police believe jealousy led Delgado to order the killing.
“Apparently she was jealous because the victim was dating her ex-boyfriend,” Ibrahim said, in an FBI news release.
There is now a $100,000 reward for information that leads to Delgado’s arrest.
Delgado, a Mexican national, is a former dental hygienist student.
The FBI says Delgado claimed to have connections to a Mexican drug cartel. She reportedly told the alleged gunman, Kristopher Love, that she could supply him with drugs, along with money and a car, in exchange for killing Hatcher. Love and an alleged getaway car driver were arrested last year.
Hatcher was a pediatric dentist remembered by her family members as being full of compassion and determination.
In a video produced by the FBI about the case (below), Hatcher’s mother, Bonnie Hatcher, describes her grief.
“She was just one amazing little gal, let me tell you,” Bonnie Hatcher said. “She’d give the shirt off her back to anybody.”
Delgado is believed to be in Mexico. Authorities hope the international attention generated by the case will help track down Delgado.
“Although she didn’t pull the trigger herself, she is still responsible for the murder,” said Thomas M. Class, Sr., the FBI’s special agent in charge of the Dallas Division. “And through international publicity and a significant reward offering, we intend to find her and to bring her to justice.”
Anyone with information about Delgado’s whereabouts is asked to call 1-800-CALL-FBI or submit a tip online.