Hispanic man suspected of murdering a student on the University of Georgia campus arrested – La Opinion

Hispanic man suspected of murdering a student on the University of Georgia campus arrested – La Opinion


Laken Riley She was 22 years old, a student at the Augusta University School of Nursing on the Athens campus, who was murdered last Thursday when she went out for a run. A day after the crime, the police presented a suspect in the murder.

Is about Jose Antonio Ibarra26, who is charged with felony murder, false imprisonment, kidnapping and concealing the death of another person, and will be taken to the Clarke County Jail, CNN reports, adding that the Hispanic man was denied bail .

Riley was found dead near a lake on the University of Georgia campus, UGA Police Chief Jeff Clark described her murder as a “crime of opportunity” which was committed by “an individual who woke up with bad intentions”.

This is because, according to Clark, there is no evidence that the two knew each other. Police officials added that Riley died from blunt force trauma.

Sources close to Telemundo Atlanta said that the suspect is of Venezuelan origin.

To link Ibarra to the crime, the police used images from campus security cameras, as well as physical evidence. With this, a search warrant was executed in the suspect’s apartment.

Ibarra does not have an “extensive” criminal history, according to Clark. Suspect is a resident of Athens, but not a U.S. citizen or UGA student.. According to the evidence, the man acted alone.

During the investigation, four people were detained, but only Ibarra was finally arrested. It should be noted that the investigation into the case remains active.

The crime

According to CBS News, a friend of Riley’s called the police to report that the young nursing student had not returned from running, so he was concerned for her well-being, and the search began.

Shortly afterwards the young woman was found, He was unconscious, not breathing and with visible injuries.. No details of the death were provided at the time, only saying it occurred before emergency services arrived.

On Friday classes were suspended so that the police could carry out the necessary work. They will resume normally on Monday.

Meanwhile, the president of Augusta University issued a statement mourning the loss: “It is with deep sadness that I share with you the news that one of our students on our Athens School of Nursing campus has passed away.”

UGA suffered two losses one day apartsince on Wednesday night a student was found dead in Brumby Hall, in that case the police found “no indications of criminal actions or foul play.” The incident was classified as a death/suicide investigation.

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