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Reward Increased in Search for Ruben Cepeda
Wanted for the Murder of his Pregnant Girlfriend
Up to $2,000 Reward Offered
San Diego County Crime Stoppers and the Escondido Police Department are asking for assistance from the public to locate Ruben Anthony Cepeda who is wanted for murder.
On Saturday, April 7, 2012, at about 7:30 PM, officers from the Escondido Police Department responded to a call of a woman who had been shot while in her apartment at 725 N. Fig St. This is an apartment within the Estancia Apartment complex.
When officers arrived, they found a pregnant 18-year-old female inside her apartment that had been shot in the torso. She was taken to a local area hospital where, at about 8:45 PM, both she and her unborn child died from their injuries.
Detectives have identified Ruben Anthony Cepeda as a suspect in this crime.
Cepeda should be considered armed and dangerous. He is described as a 21-year-old Hispanic male. He is 5’8” and about 150 lbs with black hair and brown eyes. Two photos of Cepeda are on the second page of this release.
Anyone with information on the location of Ruben Cepeda should call Escondido Police at (760) 839-4722 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. An additional $1,000 has been donated to this reward fund. Anonymous email and text messages can be sent in via www.sdcrimestoppers.com.
- Media inquiries about the case can be directed to Detective Lieutenant Michael Loarie at the Escondido Police Department (760) 839-4444.
- Media inquiries about Crime Stoppers can be directed to either Officer James Johnson at (619) 531-1500 or Deputy Adriana Uribe at (619) 531-1547.
For information leading to an arrest, you could receive up to a $1,000 reward and remain anonymous. The qualification of any person(s) for the reward and the amount of the reward for any person(s) so qualifying will be determined by San Diego County Crime Stoppers, Inc, in its sole discretion. The amount of all rewards given shall not exceed $1,000. Information must be received on the tip line, (888) 580-8477.
Ruben Anthony Cepeda
Wanted for Double-Murder