Turn up the heat! The FBI is offering a reward of up to $100,000 for tips leading to the arrest of Eduardo “Tablas” Ravelo, who is listed as a “Ten Most Wanted Fugitive.” He is wanted on charges related to the murders of a pregnant United States consulate employee, her husband, and the husband of a second United States consulate employee.
Ravelo is said to have been a captain in the Barrio Azteca gang and as such allegedly ordered three vicious murders on United States officials and citizens in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, seven years ago. Officials claim that as a captain he commanded gang members in El Paso, Texas, and in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. The Barrio Azteca gang, authorities say, worked closely with the Vicente Carrillo Fuentes drug cartel, frequently acting as assassins.
On that fateful day, March 13, 2010, in Ciudad Juarez, just minutes away from the international border with the United States, Barrio Azteca hitmen shot and killed United States consulate employee Lesley Enriquez, who was four months pregnant; her husband Arthur Redelfs, an El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Detention Officer; and Jorge Alberto Salcido Ceniceros, whose wife also worked at the United States Consulate in Ciudad Juarez.
The seven-month-old daughter of Enriquez and Redelfs was also with them in their car, but was not injured. All three victims were returning home from a child’s birthday party. Enriquez and Redelfs were in one vehicle, and Salcido Ceniceros was in another vehicle when they were violently attacked and murdered.
Ravelo was indicted in El Paso, Texas, on January 9, 2008, on multiple charges stemming from his activities on behalf of the Barrio Azteca gang, including racketeering, money laundering, and conspiracy to distribute and possess controlled substances. Almost two years later, he was added to the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” list. On March 9, 2011, Ravelo was indicted a second time on numerous additional charges, to include charges stemming from his involvement in the murder of Lesley Enriquez and her husband.
As part of the seventh anniversary of these heinous murders, the FBI in El Paso is seeking information from the public in order to capture Ravelo so justice can be served.
“It is a tremendous injustice for the victims, their loved ones and the community whenever a murder goes unsolved,” said FBI Special Agent in Charge of the El Paso Division, Douglas E. Lindquist. “Ravelo has been charged in connection with an extremely violent murder which took a young woman from her family and deprived a baby girl of her mother’s love forever. The FBI will never forget, and will continue to aggressively pursue Eduardo Ravelo until he is located, captured, and brought to justice.”
The FBI is offering a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading directly to the arrest of Eduardo “Tablas” Ravelo. Anyone with information regarding Ravelo should take no action themselves as he is considered armed and extremely dangerous, but should immediately contact 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324). Tips can also be submitted online at https://tips.fbi.gov/
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