The sister-in-law of former Orioles star Melvin Mora was murdered in New York City on Friday night and the family is reaching out to the public to try and find the suspect, the woman’s estranged husband.
Iveliss “Evy” Alvarado-Genao (pictured, above left) was shot twice in the face at 11:16 p.m. Friday and was pronounced dead shortly thereafter. Police are looking for her 30-year-old estranged husband, Gabino Genao, who fled after the incident, according to various reports, including the New York Daily News.
The two had been married for less than a year, and had been separated at the time of the incident, according to Gisel Mora, Alvarado-Genao’s sister and Melvin Mora’s wife.
Alvarado-Genao, the 30-year-old mother of two girls, 9 and 5, had lived in Maryland for much of the last decade-plus, moving from New York with her mother shortly after Gisel Mora gave birth to quintuplets in 2001 to help her sister with the newborns.
Alvarado-Genao had moved back to New York a couple months ago to live with a cousin. On Friday, she was together with her daughters, her mother and other relatives in Brooklyn. When she walked out of her uncle’s house, Gabino Genao was waiting for her and allegedly shot her point-blank before fleeing. According to multiple reports, Genao is an ex-convict with an extensive criminal record. He potentially drove south from New York after the murder.
The family and authorities in New York are asking for anyone who may have seen Genao (pictured, above right) or who has information on his whereabouts to contact 1-800-577-TIPS.
Melvin Mora, a former All Star third baseman, spent 10 of his 13 seasons in the majors with the Orioles and was inducted into the club’s Hall of Fame in 2015. He and Gisel became instant celebrities in Baltimore in 2001 after she gave birth to quintuplets, three girls and two boys. The couple and their six children, including an older daughter, continue to live in Harford County after Mora’s retirement from baseball in 2011.
It’s not the first time Mora’s family has dealt with unspeakable tragedy. His father was killed outside the family’s home in Venezuela when Mora was a boy in what was believed to be a case of mistaken identity.