D.C. – Accused of murdering a clerk at a Texas game store,
Geovany Rivera has become one of the U.S.
Marshals 15 Most Wanted fugitives. Rivera’s addition to the list
reflects how horrific law enforcement officials consider the crime.
Only the worst type of alleged criminals makes it on the list.
Amber Belken, an EB Games store manager in San Antonio, was found
brutally murdered inside the store Jan. 29, 2007, after a co-worker
discovered her body and called the San Antonio Police Department.
Upon arrival at the scene, detectives found Belken near the rear of
the store laying face down with a plastic bag over her head. An
autopsy performed by the Bexar County Forensic Science Center ruled
the cause of death was asphyxia.
For more than a year Belken’s alleged killer eluded detection, until
June when he purchased a .357-caliber handgun in Laredo, Texas.
Within days of making the purchase, Rivera is alleged to have
sexually assaulted and threatened to kill another victim. The victim
contacted both the Laredo Police Department and the San Antonio
Police Department and reported the incident.
The U.S. Marshals Service was contacted by the San Antonio Police
Department to assume apprehension responsibility. The USMS Western
District of Texas San Antonio Division and South Texas Laredo
Division believe with certainty that Rivera is a danger to the
public, his family and to the law enforcement authorities who
attempt to apprehend him.
Rivera’s propensity toward violence with the brutal and violent
murder of Belken, the purchase of a handgun, the assault and threat
to kill another victim is demonstrative of this violent fugitive.
Rivera is currently wanted by the Bexar County Sheriff’s Department
for Capital Murder and the U.S. Marshals for Unlawful Flight to
Anyone possessing information on the whereabouts of Rivera is
requested to contact the U.S. Marshals at (210) 472-6540
For more information, go to the U.S. Marshals web site at
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