International fugitive arraigned in East County murder
An international fugitive accused of a 2008 East Multnomah County murder was located by law enforcement and arraigned Monday morning, Nov. 30.
Cristobal Medrano-Alvarado, 33, allegedly murdered Abel Delgado-Morales 12 years ago. He fled an arrest warrant in 2008 that included charges of two counts of aggravated murder, three counts of murder, criminal conspiracy to commit murder, two counts of first degree burglary and two counts of first degree criminal conspiracy to commit burglary.
He was located by U.S. Federal law enforcement agents and international law enforcement in Mexico. He is being held locally and his case is making its way through the Multnomah County Circuit Court.
The investigation was sparked by a shooting in the 15800 block of Southeast Stark Street. According to police Delgado-Morales was visiting a friend when Medrano-Alvarado and Jose Santiago Carvajal-Mota — both 21 years old at the time — confronted the victim and shot him. Both suspects fled Oregon to avoid prosecution.
Law enforcement booked Carvajal-Mota into the Multnomah County Detention Center after he was located, arrested and extradited from Florence, Arizona. He received an 11-year prison sentence, which has been completed.
But for years Medrano-Alvarado remained at-large. Local investigators worked with the FBI and federal organizations within the U.S. Department of Justice to learn the suspect was living in Mexico.
On March 24, 2020, members of the FBI, INTERPOL and Mexico's Attorney General's Office located and arrested Medrano-Alvarado in Tepic, the capital of the Nayarit. U.S. Marshals transported him back to the United States.
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