(JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo.) — The most recent addition to the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” list has been taken into custody, according to authorities.
A press release from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department states that Denver FBI officials returned the fugitive, Edwin Ernesto Rivera-Gracias, to Colorado after he had fled to El Salvador.
Rivera-Gracias will face charges in the August 2011 murder of Richard Limon. Limon’s body was found stabbed multiple times with duct tape covering his mouth and nose. Investigators believe Limon was already dead when his body was thrown from the side of a mountain road. A broken-off blade from a steak knife was found lodged in his chest.
According to an affidavit written by FBI Special Agent Russel Humphrey, Rivera-Gracias may have been upset because his girlfriend had told him that Limon molested her and sexually assaulted her mother.
Three other suspects were arrested in connection with the murder in August 2011: Raul Nunez-Soto, Tina Louise Moya and a 17-year-old juvenile female. Nunez-Soto and Moya each plead guilty, receiving sentences of 48 years in prison and 36 years in prison, respectively.
The FBI later launched an international manhunt to find Rivera-Gracias. A federal judge issued a warrant for his arrest in 2011 for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.
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