Burbank Police Capt. Joseph Ford says the car was found during the arrest of the suspect's brother at his Chicago home during a drug trafficking investigation.
Burbank police suspected evidence from the murder would be found in the Maserati.
"It's a major part of the investigation, especially in terms of physical evidence," said Capt. Ford. "All the holes are being patched and we'll feel more confident once he's arrested."
There's a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of Arnoldo Jimenez, who married Estrella Carrera on May 11 in Chicago. He's accused of stabbing her to death hours later in her suburban Chicago apartment. Her body was found still clad in the silver cocktail dress she wore to celebrate their wedding. Jimenez has not been since since the wedding.
On Thursday, federal agents served a warrant on Mozart Street in Chicago. Humberto Jimenez was arrested there as part of a DEA investigation. Humberto is Arnoldo's brother.
The car was found last week in the garage at the brother's home. It's been moved to the Burbank Police Department for analysis.