YUMA COUNTY, AZ (The Chicago Tribune) – A man arrested by U.S. Border Patrol agents Monday night in Arizona is a Mexican man who’s been a fugitive from a Chicago murder case since 1982, according to authorities and records.
A man identifying himself as Alejandro Rodriguez-Valencia was taken into custody about 9:30 p.m. local time Monday near Morelos Dam on the Colorado River, soon after he made an illegal entry into the United States, according to a border patrol news release.
Records show the man is being held in the Yuma County jail under the name Francisco Ruiz and lists his date of offense as Aug. 28, 1982. That’s the date that a murder warrant for Francisco Ruiz, now 54, was issued in Cook County Criminal Court in connection with the July 24, 1982, killing of Victor Robledo in the Little Village neighborhood, according to court records.
At the time of the killing, Ruiz was an unemployed laborer, according to a 1982 warrant against him.
After his arrest Monday night, border control agents discovered Rodriguez-Valencia’s fingerprints and photo matched those of a suspect with an active felony arrest warrant in Chicago, involving a killing with a knife, …
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