FBI says ‘Most Wanted’ suspect in 2011 murder captured

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DENVER — One of the FBI’s most wanted criminals, Edwin Ernesto Rivera Gracias, the suspect in a stabbing death of Denver resident Richard Limon, has been captured.

Gracias, who has been living in El Salvador, “voluntarily returned to the United States to face charges,” said FBI spokesman Dave Joly.

The FBI sent a plane to El Salvador to pick up Gracias, who was handed over to local authorities Wednesday afternoon.

Gracias was added to the FBI’s Most Wanted list on March 14.

He’s wanted in connection with Limon’s August 2011 slaying in which Limon was choked, beaten, stabbed and dumped in the mountains outside Denver, the FBI said.

Gracias is a member of the La Mara Salvatrucha MS-13 gang.

“MS-13 is one of the most violent gangs in the United States, and Rivera Gracis appears to have embraced that lifestyle,” said Special Agent Phil Niedringhaus, who leads the FBI’s violent crimes squad in Denver.

Gracias fled Denver and was believed to be living in his native El Salvador.