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Suspect in 2015 Downey Murder Arrested in Mexico

On August 14, 2015, a homicide occurred in the City of Downey near Paramount Blvd and Stewart & Gray Road. The victim, 28-year-old Andrew Martin Rosales, was shot and killed following an altercationwith an acquaintance. Downey Homicide Detectives quickly identified 26-year-old Jehosua Ruvalcaba as the suspect. The case was presented to the Los Angesles County District Attorney’s Office and an arrest warrant was issued; however, Ruvalcaba fled to an unknown location in Mexico to avoid apprehension.  

Ruvalcaba’s location remained unknown until July of 2019 when a tip from a citizen identified his location in Mexico.  On August 16, 2019, after working with United States Marshals and Mexican Police, Downey Homicide Detectives were able to have the suspect arrested in Jalisco Mexico and extradited to the United States. Ruvalcaba now faces charges for murder and was arraigned today at the Downey Superior Court.