Orozco, José Clemente, 1883-1949, Mexican muralist, genre painter, and lithographer, grad. Mexican National Agricultural School. He became an architectural draftsman and in 1908 turned to painting. With Diego Rivera he led the renaissance of modern Mexican art. Orozco's work is bold in execution, often brilliant in color, and deals compassionately with social themes, especially human versus machine. From 1917 to 1919 and from 1927 to 1934, Orozco was in the United States. Much of his work is true fresco painting, executed directly on wet plaster, such as his 1930 mural Mankind's Struggle at New School Univ., New York City. His work in the United States also includes Prometheus (Frary Hall, Pomona College, Calif.) and Epic of Culture in the New World (Baker Library, Dartmouth College). There are also several fine murals in Mexico, such as those at the Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City and at Guadalajara in the university, governor's palace, and cultural institute.

See catalog by J. Hopkins (1967); autobiography (tr. 1962); M. Helm, Man of Fire (1953, repr. 1971).

Jorge Alberto Lopez-Orozco (born April 22, 1976) is a fugitive wanted for murder of his girlfriend and her two young children, ages 2 and 4, and unlawful flight to avoid prosecution in Elmore County, Idaho. On March 17, 2005 he became the 480th fugitive listed by the FBI placed on the FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list.


Lopez-Orozco, an illegal immigrant from Mexico, earned income by distributing methamphetamines and helping his family with their farming business in Mountain Home, Idaho. His criminal record contains only an arrest during a traffic stop by Elmore County police on failure to purchase a driver's license.

After Rebecca Ramirez had separated from Lopez-Orozco, she went living in her father's home in Nyssa, Oregon. Lopez-Orozco persuaded Ramirez to meet with him, and he picked her up along with her sons with promises that they would get married or take off together. In July 2002 Becky had brought her children with her boyfriend Jorge and drove off in their car to head back to Mountain Home, where they lived.

After a few days, Becky's family started to worry because this time she did not contact her family. Investigators listed them as missing persons and the family awaited her call.

On August 11, 2002 some Sturgeon Fisherman were riding ATV's along the famed fishing section of Snake River just outside of Mountain Home, Idaho. One of them spotted a burned-out car, and they found human remains inside. DNA tests revealed that the remains were the bodies of Ramirez and her sons, Miguel and Ricardo. The car was set on fire after they had been shot.

Investigators recovered the car's license plate and tracked down its owner. He had sold the car, and he had a photocopy of the buyer's driver's license. The buyer was Jorge Lopez-Orozco. Later, investigators that Ramirez had found out that her boyfriend Jorge was actually married with children. Her friends said that Becky was planning to break up with him. Detectives have suspected this being the motive for the murders.


Lopez-Orozco's brother Simon and his wife Maria Garcia were both also charged with accessory to first degree murder. It was alleged they assisted him with fleeing the state of Idaho and helping to conceal and provide transportation for the Lopez-Orozco family. After fleeing Idaho, Simon and Maria were last seen in San Jose, California in August 2002. Maria Garcia has been captured, but Jorge and Simon Lopez-Orozco remain at large. FBI believes they are possibly residing in Mexico.


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