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FBI Top Ten Fugitive Now in Custody

FBI Denver March 27, 2013
  • Public Affairs Specialist Deborah Sherman (303) 630-6060

FBI Denver Acting Special Agent in Charge Steve Olson announces the return of FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitive Edwin Ernesto Rivera Gracias to Denver, Colorado.

Rivera Gracias, wanted in Jefferson County, Colorado, for an August 17, 2011 murder of a long-time family acquaintance of his girlfriend, voluntarily returned to the United States to face charges. In coordination with Salvadoran authorities and the FBI’s San Salvador Legal Attaché Office, the United States sent an aircraft to transport Mr. Rivera Gracias to Denver, Colorado.

Upon landing, Rivera Gracias, accompanied by FBI Denver special agents, was turned over to local authorities for processing. Rivera Gracias has been charged and will have his first appearance in court for state charges.

Although a reward of up to $100,000 had been offered for information leading to the capture of Rivera Gracias, further reward information will not be made public.

“We appreciate the media and public’s assistance in providing useful information following the naming of Rivera Gracias as a Top Ten Fugitive,” said Acting Special Agent in Charge, Steve Olson. “This outcome provides assurance for victims and prosecutors throughout the United States that those who commit egregious crimes will be pursued around the globe.”

The FBI has legal attaché offices in over 70 key cities worldwide, providing coverage for more than 200 countries, territories, and islands. Each office is established through mutual agreement with the host country and is situated in the U.S. embassy or consulate in that nation.

The public is reminded that all persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

- Original story announcing addition of Rivera Gracias to Top Ten list