A Salvadoran national was placed on FBI’s top 10 most wanted fugitives

Edwin Ernesto Rivera Gracias, a national from Salvador, was named on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitive list Thursday, in connection with the murder of a Colorado man was on Thursday.

Gracias is accused of killing 69-year-old Richard Limon in August 2011. It is alleged that Gracias choked, beat and stabbed Limon and then dumped his body in the mountains outside of Denver. Limon was a longtime family acquaintance of Gracias’ girlfriend.

Photos of Gracias and his description can be viewed at http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/topten/edwin-ernesto-rivera-gracias. The wanted poster says he is about 5 feet, 10 inches tall, weighs approximately 170 pounds, and is between ages 29 and 33.

According to the FBI, Gracias is a member of the MS-13 gang and has several tattoos, including one of “MS-13” across his back.

Gracias was in the United States illegally at the time of the slaying, the FBI says, and he may have fled back to El Salvador. The FBI is offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.

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