Murder Charges Filed Against Man Accused of Killing Renton Business Owner

RENTON, Wash. – A man has been charged with first-degree murder in the killing of Renton business owner Reyna Hernandez, whose body was found in a cemetery in Mexico in March. The accused, Lous Hernandez, allegedly shot Reyna Hernandez in his home before disposing of her body in Mexico.

Authorities in King County have filed murder charges against Lous Hernandez, 61, in connection to the death of Reyna Hernandez, 54. The Renton Police Department revealed that the victim’s body was discovered in Mexico after she was reported missing from Renton in late February.

Following the discovery of Reyna Hernandez’s body, Lous Hernandez was arrested in Mexico on charges of drug possession and ammunition. The Renton Police Department stated that he is currently in custody in Mexico awaiting extradition to King County for trial.

According to court documents, Lous Hernandez allegedly shot Reyna Hernandez shortly after she entered his home in February. He then used a winch system to move her body into her vehicle before driving to Mexico. Reyna Hernandez’s body was later found in a Mexican cemetery.

In response to the case, King County prosecutors have requested a $5 million bail for Lous Hernandez, citing him as a danger to the community and a flight risk. The Office of International Affairs of the U.S. Department of Justice is working with local authorities to process an extradition request to bring Lous Hernandez back to the United States for trial.

Family and friends of Reyna Hernandez are mourning her loss, with plans in place for a funeral and eventual burial in Monterrey, her hometown in Mexico. The investigation into her death continues as authorities seek justice for the slain business owner.