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Fugitive suspect in 2006 Moreno Valley killing apprehended

February 18, 2013 |  8:50 pm

A murder suspect who is believed to have fled to Mexico after allegedly killing a man in a Moreno Valley restaurant in 2006 has been returned to Riverside County and is scheduled for a court appearance later this week.

Edgar Alvarez, 33, was wanted in the shooting death of Emeon Hernandez on Dec. 29, 2006. The two had been arrested together three months earlier in Chicago for alleged money-laundering, according to the FBI.

Investigators believe Alvarez fled to Mexico after the shooting and then returned to the United States in 2009. He was believed to be living in several states as law enforcement authorities developed leads in the case.

Alvarez was taken into custody earlier this month in Coral Gables, Fla., by a task force that included FBI agents and Riverside County Sheriff's Department investigators. He was booked Sunday into the Riverside County Jail and is scheduled to appear Friday at the Riverside Hall of Justice, according to online booking records.


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