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  • Full Name: Edwin Ernesto Rivera Gracias
  • Aliases: Edwin Ernesto Rivera-Gracias, Ernest Rivera
  • Birthdate Used: July 4, 1984 / July 4, 1988
  • Date of Homicide: 08/17/11
  • Location of Crime: Jefferson County, CO
  • Country: United States
  • Possibly Location(s): El Salvador / Mexico / Guatemala /USA (has ties to Colorado and California)
  • Race: White/Hispanic Sex: Male
  • Height: 5’10” Weight: 170 – 180 lbs (Medium/Slender build).
  • Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown 
  • Scars/Marks: Rivera Gracias has the following tattoos: “LA” on his right forearm; “Maria” on his left chest; “Nena” on his left hand (shown above); “El Salvador” down the back of his right arm; “503” down the back of his left arm; and “MS-13” across his back.
  • Occupation: Manual Labor

Edwin Ernesto Rivera Gracias is wanted for the murder of a long-time family acquaintance of his girlfriend. The 69-year-old victim was found brutally beaten, stabbed, and dumped in the mountains of Jefferson County, Colorado. The crime took place on August 17, 2011.
Rivera Gracias is believed to be in El Salvador, and may have a Salvadoran identification that says Edwin Rivera. He may also attempt to travel to the United States using fraudulent documents. He is a member of the La Mara Salvatrucha gang (MS-13). Rivera Gracias has ties to other gang members who are located in Colorado; Los Angeles, California; and El Salvador. Rivera Gracias may also visit Mexico and Guatemala.

Rivera Gracias is believed to be in El Salvador, and may have a Salvadoran identification that says Edwin Rivera. He may also attempt to travel to the United States using fraudulent documents. He is a member of the La Mara Salvatrucha gang (MS-13). Rivera Gracias has ties to other gang members who are located in Colorado; Los Angeles, California; and El Salvador. Rivera Gracias may also visit Mexico and Guatemala.

ABC News posted an article several days ago related to this case. To read the article, click here.

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FBI in Denver is offering a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading directly to the arrest and conviction of Edwin Ernesto Rivera Gracias.

If you have any information regarding this case you’re asked to contact:
Your local FBI office or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate. You can also contact you local police for immediate sightings.

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Photo of Marco McMillian

(YAHOO NEWS) JACKSON, Mississippi — A gay, black mayoral candidate killed last week in Mississippi was beaten, dragged and set on fire before his body was dumped near a river, according to his family.

In a statement issued late on Sunday, the family of Marco McMillian said a coroner who performed an autopsy on his body told them about the gruesome manner of death.

“We feel this was not a random act of violence based on the condition of the body when it was found,” the McMillian family said. “Marco, nor anyone, should have their lives end in this manner.”

Coahoma County Coroner Scotty Meredith declined to comment on the family’s statement that McMillian was beaten and burned.

The body of McMillian, a 33-year-old candidate for mayor of Clarksdale Mississippi, was found on Wednesday. A day later, law enforcement officials arrested a 22-year-old man, Lawrence Reed, who is also black, and charged him with murder in connection with the case.

McMillian was one of the first viable openly gay candidates to run for office in Mississippi, according to the Victory Fund, a national organization that supports homosexual candidates.
Autopsy results are not expected to be released until toxicology tests are complete, which could take two or three weeks, Meredith said.

The Coahoma County Sheriff’s Department, which is leading the investigation, has released few details about the killing or a possible motive. Law enforcement officials say the killing is not being treated as a hate crime.

McMillian had been missing since February 25 when his sport-utility vehicle was involved in a head-on collision in a rural part of Coahoma County in the Mississippi Delta. McMillian was not in the vehicle at the time of the accident.

McMillian recently moved from Memphis back to his hometown of Clarksdale to run for mayor as a Democrat. He had faced state Representative Chuck Espy, a Democrat, and former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill Luckett, an attorney, along with two other candidates.

McMillian’s campaign focused on reducing crime and unemployment in Clarksdale, a city of roughly 18,000 people, said campaign spokesman Jarod Keith. A once-booming agricultural community, the city has steadily bled residents and jobs over the years and now faces high levels of violence and unemployment.

Another Democratic candidate for mayor, Doris Haynes Miller, said she recently was robbed at gunpoint in the town.

Source: Yahoo News

Article published on 02/01/13 by Palm Beach Staff Writer at Palm Beach Post

02/02/13, PALM BEACH, FL — Unsolved murder of 80-year-old suburban Boynton Beach man leaves family frustrated, friends scared –

News of the assault and robbery of an 80-year-old retiree in the gated suburban Boynton Beach community of Aberdeen two weeks ago was scary.

But when Albert Honigman died in his home two days after the robbery, from blunt force trauma to the head, that fear escalated, along with frustrations from his family over the seemingly insignificant amount taken for a life.

Albert Honigman

“I just look for answers for something like this. Why would he do this for a Rolex?” said his daughter, Lauren Honigman, about the suspect who also assaulted her during the robbery.

Police so far have not made any arrests in the case.

Bernie Barnett, Honigman’s childhood friend, who lives in the nearby Valencia Reserve community, said the incident has raised fears among residents in Aberdeen and surrounding gated communities.

“It’s a very frightening experience to (have someone) live in a gated community and get murdered,” Barnett said. “It’s terrifying.”

Lauren recalled the Friday, Jan. 11 night of the crime recently from her home in New York City.

She said it seemed as if everything happened in an instant.

After she and her father spent an evening shopping, the two returned to his home in the Aberdeen subdivision between Hagen Ranch and Jog roads at about 10 p.m. They were in the garage, removing items from the car, when a man reportedly attacked them.

“I don’t know if he followed us in, I have no idea,” Lauren said last week, days after her family buried her father. “All we knew is we turned around, my father was helping me out with the packages and I turn around. (Suddenly) I’m down, my father’s down. It just happened so fast.”

What started as a burglary eventually turned into a homicide case when Albert Honigman died in his home two days later.

Now, more than two weeks since his death, family and friends are still trying to understand why Honigman and his daughter were attacked. Lauren told deputies at the time that several pieces of jewelry were taken during the robbery, including her father’s Rolex watch.

Barnett, who had known Honigman since the two grew up together in the same Long Island neighborhood, described his friend as an active tennis player who was adjusting to life as a widower after his wife, Phyllis, passed away a year-and-a half ago.

“He was a great guy, he loved Florida,” Barnett, 76, said.

Lauren said she was in the area to visit her father. She recalled being temporarily knocked unconscious that night after being struck in the eye and on the side of her face. She came to and saw the suspect still punching her father in the face.

“I don’t know what the hell he wanted,” she said. “He said to my father ‘You stay down old man because,’ he said, ‘I have a friend in the car with a gun.’ I can’t even remember my father trying to get up …

Lauren and other family members described the suspect as being a clean-shaven black male, about 6 feet tall, in his 20 or 30s with an athletic build. She said he wore tan shorts and a white shirt.

“I would never forget this guy’s face.”

Jeffrey Honigman, Lauren’s brother, who also lives in New York, said detectives told them they “feel good about catching this guy.”

“They didn’t tell me any specifics,” he said. “They didn’t want to get my hopes up, but they feel good.”

The siblings are also questioning why their father was twice released from the hospital within days after the attack.

According to sheriff’s reports, Albert Honigman was taken to Bethesda West Hospital the night of attack. He was released the following morning but returned to the hospital later that day. He returned home again after being released Jan. 13.

“They sent him home, they said the CAT scan was clean,” Lauren said. “Then they call him back, they said we found blood in the brain. Then they did another CAT scan. … The hospital should have never released him.”

After returning home for the second time, Albert Honigman went to bed that evening and never woke up.

Jeffrey Honigman remembers speaking to his father by phone a few hours before his death.

“I spoke to him at 4:30,” he said. “The next thing I know, I got a phone call from my sister (saying) dad died. My sister told me that at 6 o’clock, he decided to take a little nap, lie down for a bit. He was very tired. My sister left the room. She went in a couple of hours later to see how he was doing and that was it.”

Bethesda West Hospital spokeswoman Lisa Kronhaus said that she could not comment because of patient privacy laws.

Albert Honigman was a retired pharmaceutical salesman who became a part-time Florida resident 20 years ago. His son said he had a home on Long Island, but had been spending more time in the Aberdeen community.

Lauren said she’ll remember her father as having a caring, generous personality.

“He was such a loved man,” she said. “When he would walk into the room, you felt his presence. My father was always very positive. He was such a loved person.”

Barnett is still stunned by his friend’s death, and the circumstances surrounding it.

“It’s been a long time since someone in a gated community was murdered,” he said, “and it happened to be my best friend.”

Woman raped and man beaten in horrific home invasion while 18-month-old child slept in the same house

  • Two attackers jumped on the father as he approached his apartment
  • They forced their way inside and assaulted both parents, beating the father and sexually assaulting the mother
  • The pair then ransacked there Burien, Washington home and fled the scene
  • Authorities are now searching for two unidentified African American men
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Frightening: The couple were accosted at their home in Burien, Washington, while a child slept in another room

Frightening: The couple were accosted at their home in Burien, Washington, while a child slept in another room

Rapid response: Police arrived at the scene shortly after the incident at 9pm last night and set tracking dogs on the scent

Rapid response: Police arrived at the scene shortly after the incident at 9pm last night and set tracking dogs on the scent

Article written and published by Dailymail.co.uk on 11/13/12

 Pictured above: Morris

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Pictured: WEATHERRED

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 Pictured: THOMAS

11/12/12, TEXAS — Thirty-four alleged members of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas gang (ABT), including four of its most senior leaders, have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Houston for allegedly conspiring to participate in a racketeering enterprise, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson of the Southern District of Texas, Special Agent in Charge Melvin D. King of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and FBI Special Agent in Charge Stephen L. Morris.

The 17-count superseding indictment was returned by a federal grand jury on Oct. 22, 2012, and unsealed on Friday, Nov. 9, in U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Texas. Fourteen individuals were taken into custody and 15 defendants charged in the superseding indictment are already in custody. Five defendants remain at large.

“Today’s takedown represents a devastating blow to the leadership of ABT,” said Breuer. “Four ABT generals, 13 additional alleged ABT leaders and numerous other gang members and associates are named in the indictment. As charged, ABT uses extreme violence and threats of violence to maintain internal discipline and retaliate against those believed to be cooperating with law enforcement. Through violence and intimidation, ABT allegedly exerts control over prison populations and neighborhoods, and instills fear in those who come in contact with its members. As today’s operations show, the Criminal Division, working closely with its federal, state and local law enforcement partners, is determined to continue disrupting and dismantling ABT and other violent, criminal gangs.”

This indictment is the culmination of a joint federal, state and local law enforcement effort targeting a large-scale prison gang involved in violent organized crime,” said Magidson. “Only when we work in partnership utilizing all our resources can we attack a criminal organization and dismantle it entirely.”

“ATF is serious about fighting violent crime. We remain steadfast in our commitment to focus on those violent criminals who illegally use firearms to prey on their victims,” said King. “Through a collective effort with our law enforcement partners this operation was a success today.”

“This multi-year investigation and indictment clearly targets the worst-of-the-worst among the ABT,” said Morris. “This effort not only exemplifies the level of effort the FBI and our law enforcement partners will expend to prevent prison gang racism and criminal activity from poisoning our communities. It sends a clear message that we will relentlessly pursue and prosecute the leaders and members of these criminal enterprises regardless of where they lay their heads.”

As charged, the defendants range from senior leaders to soldiers of the ABT, a “whites only,” prison-based gang with members operating inside and outside of state and federal prisons throughout Texas and elsewhere in the United States since at least the early 1980s.

According to court documents, the ABT has a detailed and uniform organizational structure, with territory divided into five regions, each run by a “general.” The superseding indictment charges four generals, Terry Ross Blake, 55, aka “Big Terry;” Larry Max Bryan, 51, aka “Slick;” William David Maynard, 42, aka “Baby Huey;” and Charles Lee Roberts, 68, aka “Jive,” with conspiracy to participate in the racketeering activities of the ABT, among other charges.

In total, the superseding indictment charges 34 alleged members of the ABT with conspiracy to participate in the racketeering activities of the ABT. Alleged members of the ABT are also charged with involvement in three murders, multiple attempted murders, kidnappings, assaults and conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and cocaine.

According to the superseding indictment, the ABT was established in the early 1980s within the Texas prison system. The gang modeled itself after and adopted many of the precepts and writings of the Aryan Brotherhood, a California-based prison gang that was formed in the California prison system during the 1960s. According to court documents, previously, the ABT was primarily concerned with the protection of white inmates and white supremacy/separatism. Over time, the ABT is alleged to have has expanded its criminal enterprise to include illegal activities for profit.

Court documents allege the ABT enforced its rules and promoted discipline among its members, prospects and associates through murder, attempted murder, conspiracy to murder, arson, assault, robbery and threats against those who violate the rules or pose a threat to the enterprise. Members, and oftentimes associates, were required to follow the orders of higher-ranking members, often referred to as “direct orders.”

According to the superseding indictment, in order to be considered for membership, a person must be sponsored by another ABT member. Once sponsored, a prospective member must serve an unspecified term, during which he is referred to as a prospect, while his conduct is observed by the members of the ABT.

Ten defendants have been charged with offenses that are eligible for the death penalty. The remaining 24 defendants face a maximum penalty of life in prison.

This case is being investigated by a multi-agency task force consisting of the ATF, Drug Enforcement Administration, FBI, U.S. Marshals Service, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Homeland Security Investigations, Texas Rangers, Texas Department of Public Safety, and Texas Department of Criminal Justice – Office of Inspector General as well as sheriff’s offices in Harris, Montgomery, Orange, Tarrant, Atascosa and Waller Counties, police departments in Houston, Baytown, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Carrollton and Alvin, and district attorney’s Offices in Harris, Montgomery, Atascosa and Kaufman Counties.

The case is being prosecuted by David Karpel of the Criminal Division’s Organized Crime and Gang Section and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Hileman of the Southern District of Texas.

Source: Your Houston News

Seven year old Michelle Norris was found murdered on May 30, 1988 on a wooded hill behind Brook Street. The little girl had disappeared 4 days earlier outside a local Schoolyard (Captain G. Harold Hunt Elementary School) in Central Falls. Her bruised body had been beaten, raped and then suffocated to death.

Authorities classified Michelle’s death as a murder, bringing to five the number of young children who have died in the Providence area recently after being reported missing.

Sadly Michelle was not the only young Rhode Island girl to be a victim of homicide that year.

It was a cold winter day, January 6th, 1988, when Ten year old Christine Cole of Pawtucket made her way down the road to head to the local supermarket to get milk for her Mother. She had just turned 10 years old two days prior, being in the double digits, she wanted to be more independant. That was the last time anyone say the little girl alive. on February 28th, 1988 Christina was found murdered on the beach at Conimicut Point in Warwick, RI. Her body washed ashore.

The medical examiner who performed an autopsy on the body said that she would not rule the death a homicide unless police provide her with evidence indicating foul play. However, authorities suspect foul play as she was one of five children to be murdered in a five month span in Rhode Island.

If you have any information about these two cases please call the Rhode Island State Police at (401) 721-2622 or (401) 721-2618. – Or go to