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Suspect in 1986 New Mexico death arrested in Texas

December 24, 2013

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (AP) — Authorities in Texas have arrested a man accused of using aliases for 27 years to avoid apprehension in a New Mexico killing.

Albuquerque police say 47-year-old Ramone Astorga Ramirez was taken into custody Monday in Texas.

Ramirez was identified as a suspect after 27-year-old Paul Dubose was shot to death during an altercation in 1986. He was indicted in 1987 on a first-degree murder charge.

Ramirez is from Mexico, and authorities say he used various aliases over the years to avoid apprehension.

The Albuquerque Police Department’s Cold Case Unit took the case 11 months ago and followed up on leads with assistance from the FBI and others.

Authorities didn’t immediately say how they found Ramirez, and it was unclear if he had an attorney.