California man arrested after body of missing wife is found in Durango Mexico


Authorities arrested a man who they believe kidnapped and killed his wife, whose body was discovered in Mexico

Investigators received word from the Calexico Police Department on Feb. 5 that the body of Rosa Isella Beltran Lopez, who had been reported missing from Jurupa Valley a week prior, was found over a thousand miles away in Pueblo Nuevo, a municipality in the northwestern Mexican state of Durango, according to Riverside County Sheriff’s Sgt. Steve Brosche.

Rosa Isella Beltran Lopez was reported missing in Jurupa Valley on Jan. 28, said Deputy Mike Vasquez of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. Authorities now believe she was kidnapped, the department said in a statement on Friday, March 1.

On Feb. 5, authorities from Calexico contacted the sheriff’s department about Beltran Lopez’ body, found in the northwest Mexican in Puebla Nuevo, Durango.

Thirteen days later, deputies arrested Juan Carlos Lopez Alvarado, 44, at his Riverside home. Lopez Alvarado is being held on suspicion of murder, the sheriff’s department said.

Authorities did not release a possible motive for the killing or explain how the woman ended up in Mexico. Nor was it clear why the arrest was not announced earlier.

Source: mercurynews, nbclosngeles

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