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For Immediate Release

November 10, 2009 Tom Smith, Supervisory Deputy United States Marshal
San Antonio (210) 472-6540
Lone Star Fugitive Task Force Arrests One of San Antonio's Most Wanted Homicide Suspects

LSRFTF LogoSan Antonio, TX – The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force (LSFTF) recently arrested 25 year old Roberto Ganoa. Ganoa was on the San Antonio Police Department’s MOST WANTED list for a homicide he committed in 2006.

In 2006 Ganoa was charged with the homicide of his friend after a botched robbery attempt. Ganoa is believed to have fled to the Republic of Mexico after the crime was committed. Ganoa also has pending felony warrants for Intoxication Manslaughter and Robbery.

Investigators with the LSFTF developed information as to Ganoa’s approximate location within Mexico and law enforcement officials were contacted in Mexico with a request for assistance. Mexican law enforcement officials were able to close in on Ganoa after he was arrested in Nuevo Leon on suspicion of burglary of a habitation. On Thursday, Ganoa was brought to the Colombia Port of Entry in Webb County and turned over to LSFTF members. Ganoa was subsequently booked into the Webb County Jail pending extradition back to Bexar County.

The United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas LaFayette Collins said, “No matter where you choose to hide, we will find you. Mr. Ganoa can confirm this fact.”

Participating agencies in this arrest:
  • Bexar County Sheriff’s Office
  • Comal County Sheriff’s Office
  • San Antonio Police Department
  • United States Marshals Service