State Police adds man to ‘Most Wanted’ list for Deerfield crime


Staff Writer
Published: 3/18/2021 4:48:15 PM

DEERFIELD — A 40-year-old man was added to the Massachusetts State Police’s list of most-wanted fugitives Thursday for a crime reportedly committed in Deerfield in May.

Jeffrey Cancel-Muniz is wanted for aggravated rape with serious bodily injury, kidnapping and strangulation in connection with an alleged sexual assault. He is one of five suspects added to the list because they are actively being sought by the State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section and local police departments. He reportedly has been the subject of 11 civil restraining orders in Massachusetts and has multiple convictions for violating protection orders.

He is described as being 6 feet tall, approximately 185 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. According to State Police, Cancel-Muniz uses the alias “Chillin” and has tattoos on his arms, legs, chest and back, including the alias on the left side of his upper back and a cross on his upper right back. Cancel-Muniz is a native of Puerto Rico, has ties throughout western Massachusetts, and might be frequenting homeless shelters.

The other four suspects added to the list are: Mario R. Garcia, wanted for a 1991 homicide in Attleboro; Marvin Veiga Jr., wanted for murder and firearms offenses stemming from an October 2020 shooting in Brockton; Alexander Keen Grant, who is accused of sexually assaulting someone in Yarmouth in 2012; and Wesley Jordan Alcin, wanted for armed assault with intent to murder, home invasion and a firearms offense in connection with a January shooting in Salem.

“We need to find these violent men for two reasons,” Massachusetts State Police Col. Christopher Mason said in a statement announcing the additions to the most-wanted list. “First, we seek justice for their victims and their victims’ families. These men have taken the lives of others or have assaulted victims in ways that cause lasting physical or emotional damage, leaving holes in families and physical or emotional wounds that may never heal. They need to be brought to justice.

“The second reason we need to find these men is for the greater good,” Mason continued. “They have killed, raped or assaulted people before. We cannot give them the chance to do so again. We need to take them off the streets, to pull them out of the dark corners where they try to hide, to track them, with the assistance of our federal and local law enforcement partners, wherever they run, even across borders and oceans.”

Anyone with information about these suspects is urged to call 1-800-KAPTURE (1-800-527-8873) immediately.

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