A man wanted in the 2016 murder of a lawyer in Northbrook has been added to the U.S. Marshals’ 15 Most Wanted fugitives list after nearly four years on the run.
There is a $25,000 reward for information leading directly to the arrest of John Panaligan, 54, who the Marshals Service said strangled 36-year-old Victor Jigar Patel in his office on Dec. 7, 2016.
Panaligan lured Patel there by scheduling an appointment under a fake name, the Marshals Service said in a statement. Patel was representing plaintiffs who were suing Panaligan in civil court, officials said.
Panaligan then went to Canada, where he was detained for trying to smuggle a gun, according to the Marshals Service. He returned to Northbrook, where police interviewed him, they said.
Panaligan fled to Mexico before authorities could arrest him, the Marshals Service said.
Authorities in 2017 said Panaligan might be in the Philippines, where