Former Elk Grove Village man arrested in Mexico for 2005 cold case murder

A former Elk Grove Village man was arrested in Mexico for a 2005 murder in the northwest suburb.

Juvenal Salto, 63, has been taken into custody on two counts of first degree murder after investigators acting on new leads located him in Mexico.

Salto was extradited back to the United States where he was taken into custody by Elk Grove Village police when he arrived.

In a statement on Friday, Elk Grove police said the murder occurred on Jan. 28, 2005 in the 2000 block of Busse Road. Evidence collected at the scene suggested Salto was involved in the incident and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Investigators believed Salto had fled across the border, and they continued to work the case over the past 19 years before federal agencies including the FBI and U.S. Department of Justice later located him.

Salto appeared in bond court in Rolling Meadows on Friday. Prosecutors claim the following occurred the night of the murder:

On Jan. 27, 2005, Salto suspected his wife was having an affair, so he called a taxi and ordered it to the McDonald's located at Greenleaf and Busse. Salto met the taxi driver in the parking lot around 11:30 p.m. Salto then asked the driver to follow his wife from where she worked to determine if she was having an affair.

They negotiated a price of $60.

The taxi driver then followed the wife to a Burger King at 2001 Busse Road before calling Salto to let him know where she was located.

The wife was meeting with Adolfo Jungo, the victim in this case, so that he could return a cassette tape to her. She got in his car around 12:15 a.m. on Jan. 28, and shortly after a large vehicle pulled up behind them and the wife so Salto with a gun in his hand.

Prosecutors say Salto pointed the gun at his wife and told her he was going to kill her. As she ran away, she heard Salto firing multiple shots. Jungo's body was later discovered by Elk Grove Village police when a concerned citizen called in the vehicle for being suspicious.

The Cook County medical examiner determined Jungo's death was a homicide from multiple close-range gunshot wounds.

Nineteen years later, Salto was located in Mexico and extradited back to the United States on Feb. 22, 2024.