One of FBI's ten most wanted fugitives gave himself in Wednesday to face a first degree murder charge from 2011. Edwin Ernesto Rivera Gracias flew to Centennial, Colo., with FBI agents who escorted him from El Salvador where Rivera Gracias had gone into hiding.
Rivera Gracias had been on the FBI list of Most Wanted for less than two weeks, when the FBI announced a $100,000 reward for information leading to his arrest. There are no further details on the reward since the arrest.
The fugitive had been wanted since 2011, for the slaying of Richard Limon, a 69-year-old resident of Denver, whose body was found on Lookout Mountain, Colo., in Aug. 17 of that year. The body was severely stabbed and had duct tape around his head.
Rivera Gracias had talked about killing Limon over allegations that he molested Rivera Gracias' girlfriend, who was the daughter of Limon's wife. The allegations were never reported to the police, Jefferson County District Attorney spokeswoman Pam Russell said.
Limon's wife, Tina Louise Moya, and her boyfriend Raul Nunez-Soto, pleaded guilty of second degree murder and has been in prison since 2012. Rivera Gracias' girlfriend, Nena, pleaded guilty for her connection to the murder, and was sentenced to two years in a youth correctional.
Rivera Gracias is suspected of being a member of the Mara Salvatrucha gang, with ties to other gangs in Colorado, L.A. and El Salvador. These gangs have been linked to drug trafficking and contract killings.