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July 30 , 2008 Western District of Texas, San Antonio
Deputy U.S. Marshal Bobby Hogeland (210) 472-6540
USMS Headquarters Public Affairs (202) 307-9065
Senseless Killing for Video Games, Cash Lands Man on U.S. Marshals 15 Most Wanted

WASHINGTON, 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 Avoid Prosecution.

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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