Federal agents are searching for a Hells Angel wanted in the 2001 death of a Tempe woman.
Paul Merle Eischeid, 32, disappeared from his Mesa home on July 29, said special agent Tom Mangan, spokesman for the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
"He says, ‘Good-bye,’ to his girlfriend and goes to work," Mangan said. "Then . . . she winds up calling the probation office, saying Eischeid never came home from work."
Detectives learned Eischeid was fired July 28.
Eischeid was indicted last year in the slaying of 44-yearold Cynthia Garcia, whose body was found Oct. 31, 2001, in the Usery Mountain Recreation Area north of Mesa. Also indicted was Kevin Augustiniak, 26. The two were accused of a "violent crime in aid of racketeering" in Garcia’s killing.
Augustiniak is being held in Maricopa County’s Madison Street Jail on additional charges, Mangan said.
Eischeid was on supervised probation and was to wear an electronic monitoring device. He has apparently removed that device, Mangan said.
ATF agents believe other Hells Angels members could be harboring Eischeid, possibly out of state or even out of the country.
The case is one thread in a large multistate racketeering investigation against the Hells Angels organization, Mangan said.
Eischeid, convicted previously on drug and trespassing charges, is considered armed and dangerous. He was one of more than 50 Hells Angels arrested last year on a variety of federal and state charges following an undercover investigation. He is 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighs 190 pounds and has brown hair and blue eyes. His name is tattooed on his stomach next to a Hells Angels’ "Death Head," and "Hell 666 Bound" across his lower back.
Anyone with information about Eischeid should call the Phoenix ATF office at (602) 776-5400 or 911.