Fugitive from Mexico Wanted in Connection with the Disappearance of U.S. Citizen, Captured

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Alpine, TX – Eiler Cruz-Silva was returned to the Republic of
Mexico by members of the U.S. Marshals Service Lone Star Fugitive Task
Force (LSFTF) after an arrest warrant was issued in the State of
Chihuahua, Mexico, charging him with Forcible Disappearance.
Cruz-Silva, 36, was wanted by Mexico Law
Enforcement Authorities after he was formally charged with “Forcible
Disappearance” of Marybell Valenzuela Herrera, a United States citizen,
who was residing in Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico.
On April 16, 2022, Mexico Law Enforcement
Authorities were alerted by family members that Marybell was missing.
Evidence and witness testimonies showed that Eiler Cruz-Silva, her
boyfriend, and a legal resident of the Republic of Mexico, was the last
person to have seen her.
When Mexican Law Enforcement Authorities
attempted to locate Eiler Cruz-Silva for questioning, he fled the area,
changed his appearance, and attempted to illegally cross into the United
On April 18, 2022, U.S. Border Patrol Agents
apprehended Cruz-Silva in the Del RionSector, of Texas. It was
determined that he had illegally crossed into the United States.
Mexico Law Enforcement Authorities contacted the
United States Marshals Service, Alpine, Texas, office and requested
assistance with locating Cruz-Silva. With the assistance of U.S. Border
Patrol Del Rio and Big Bend Sector, enough information was garnered for
the Fiscalia General del Estado (FGE) and the Agencia Estatal de
Investigacion (AEI) of Chihuahua, Mexico, to obtain an arrest warrant
for Cruz-Silva.On April 28, 2022, after diligent efforts by the U.S.
Border Patrol, U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the Presidio,
Texas, Port of Entry, Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Criminal
Investigation Division (CID), and the U.S. Marshals Service, working in
conjunction with the Agenica Estatal de Investigacion (AEI), Fiscalia
General del Estado (FGE), Instituto Nacional de Migracion (INM) and La
Guardia Nacional in Ojinaga, Mexico, Cruz-Silva was successfully
returned to Mexican Law EnforcementAuthorities in the Republic of
Mexico through the Presidio, Texas, Port of Entry.
“The coordination between law enforcement
authorities from both the United States and the Republic of Mexico
demonstrates both countries dedication to obtaining answers and justice
for Marybell Valenzuela Herrera’s family in her disappearance.
Additionally, this continued cooperation will only make the citizens of
Texas and Chihuahua safer.” USMS Alpine office
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found
at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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