Chicago's Most Wanted Francisco Ruiz - New York News

Chicago's Most Wanted Francisco Ruiz

Posted:


FBI agents are hoping time is on their side when it comes to solving a murder case that happened on the city's southwest side nearly thirty years ago.

Forty-seven year old Francisco Ruiz has been on the run since the summer of 1982. That's when investigators say he fatally stabbed another south side man, Victor Robledo, in a garage. Ruiz was nineteen years old.

Police say Ruiz and several men severely beat Robledo in a garage in the 2400 block of South Sacramento then dragged him in to a vehicle with four or five men waiting inside. They say the car sped down an alley to the corner, then the men inside threw the vicitm out of the car. Investigators add Robledo staggered away from the street, and was later found stabbed to death.

A month after the murder, a witness came forward saying Ruiz was involved and had threatened him, investigators said. Ruiz has been the primary suspect ever since. Police never found a motive for the case, but believe the murder had been planned.

Although it happened years ago, this case is back on investigators' desks as part of a cold case initiative by the FBI and the Chicago Police Department.

Police know Ruiz has left the country following the murder and tried to re-enter since then. IN 2006, they say customs and immigration officers in Yuma, Arizona, stopped him from crossing into the U.S. from Mexico. He was using a fake name at the time, and his real identity wasn't discovered until later. They believe this wasn't his only attempt to return. Chicago FBI Special Agent Ross Rice says Ruiz has an ex-wife and several children that still live in the Chicago area. Rice adds, "We know he's been in the area before so there's a good chance he's here now."

Here's a description of what agents say Ruiz looks like. He is described as a Hispanic male, 5' 7", 150 pounds, with black hair, brown eyes and a medium complexion

He is considered armed and dangerous.

If you have any information about this case, call the Chicago FBI at (312) 421-6700.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Suspect, rookie officer both wounded in gunfire

    Suspect, rookie officer both wounded in gunfire

    Sunday, August 31 2014 10:11 PM EDT2014-09-01 02:11:38 GMT
    Authorities say an early morning gunfire exchange on a Brooklyn street has left the suspect hospitalized and a police officer with a graze wound.
    Authorities say an early morning gunfire exchange on a Brooklyn street has left the suspect hospitalized and a police officer with a graze wound.
  • New MTA bus routes take effect

    New MTA bus routes take effect

    Sunday, August 31 2014 9:51 PM EDT2014-09-01 01:51:36 GMT
    MTAMTA
    The MTA has new bus routes throughout the 5 boroughs. 
    The MTA has new bus routes throughout the 5 boroughs. 
  • 3 hurt in lightning strike as storms batter NYC area

    3 hurt in lightning strike as storms batter NYC area

    Sunday, August 31 2014 9:47 PM EDT2014-09-01 01:47:41 GMT
    Heavy thunderstorms swept through the tri-state on Sunday causing flash floods and lightning strikes that injured 3 people. The three men were struck at Orchard Beach in the Bronx Sunday afternoon and were being treated at a local hospital. Meanwhile, various Labor Day weekend celebrations were interrupted, delayed and even canceled as the U.S. Open tennis tournament had to be postponed and the Electric Zoo musical festival on Randall's Island had to be prematurely shut down.
    Heavy thunderstorms swept through the tri-state on Sunday causing flash floods and lightning strikes that injured 3 people. The three men were struck at Orchard Beach in the Bronx Sunday afternoon and were being treated at a local hospital. Meanwhile, various Labor Day weekend celebrations were interrupted, delayed and even canceled as the U.S. Open tennis tournament had to be postponed and the Electric Zoo musical festival on Randall's Island had to be prematurely shut down.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices