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October 03, 2008 District of Colorado - Denver
DUSM Gerard McCann; or

Detective Bob Friel, Aurora PD
Media Relations Unit (303) 739-6022
Last Suspect from 2004 Sex Assault on a Child Arrested in North Carolina
Charlotte, NC – Domingo Lopez-Avaloy, a 24-year-old from Honduras, was arrested early yesterday, October 2nd, at his apartment in Charlotte, NC. Domingo Lopez-Avaloy was the only one of four suspects still wanted in connection with the 2004 kidnapping and sexual assault of a 12 year old female at the Heatherwood Apartments in Aurora.

Investigators from the Fugitive Location and Apprehension Group (FLAG) in Colorado were working with America’s Most Wanted to profile Lopez-Avaloy on their show when a review of the case turned up an arrest in Charlotte this year. Lopez-Avaloy had been arrested in February under the alias David Reyez Lopez, and gave police a different date of birth. A photograph of David Reyez Lopez was matched to the photograph of Lopez-Avaloy and a fingerprint comparison proved to be the final piece of the puzzle. Acting on a lead from FLAG, investigators from the U.S. Marshals’ Hornet’s Nest Fugitive Task Force in North Carolina researched numerous addresses and finally zeroed in on where Lopez-Avaloy was living with his girlfriend. At approximately 6 a.m. yesterday morning, investigators from the Hornet’s Nest Task Force arrested Lopez-Avaloy without incident. He is currently being held at the Mecklenberg County Jail awaiting extradition to Colorado.

FLAG is a multi-agency fugitive task force comprised of investigators from the U.S. Marshals, Denver Police, Aurora Police, the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and the Colorado Department of Corrections. FLAG coordinates the annual “50 Most Wanted” Round-Up and maintains a web page of Colorado’s twenty most wanted fugitives at