Tamara Moats Homicide (1989)

Cold Case 89-11478

On 12/20/1989 Tamara Moats (39 years old) was murdered in the area of Clifton Ct and Lancaster Dr in Walnut Creek, CA.  Tamara had been severely beaten and strangled.  Through Walnut Creek Police Department’s investigation we were ultimately able to identify a suspect in this case. In 1995 we identified Arturo Ochoa Sanchez as a suspect in this homicide.  In 1995 we obtained a one million dollar murder warrant for Sanchez. Records reveal Sanchez was deported in July of 1990 to Mexico via Calexico, CA. 

WCPD is working with the US Marshall’s Office, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and INTERPOL at an attempt to locate Sanchez. If you know of his whereabouts, please call Detective Leonard at (925) 256-3523.

Arturo Ochoa Sanchez
DOB: 01/18/1968
5’10” tall, 150 pounds
Brown hair, Brown eyes

It is believed Sanchez has tattoos on his left arm.

Sanchez may go by one of the following aliases:

Arturo Ochoa-Sanchez
Andrew M Santistevan
Arturo Ochoa
Arturo Sanchez-Ochoa
Arturo Cruz

Arturo Sanchez