|INCIDENT:||Cold Case Homicide Arrest|
|DATE/TIME:||August 29, 2017 / 7:00 AM|
|LOCATION:||1900 Block Ginger Street|
|SUSPECT(S):||Fernando Cortez, 45 years, Oxnard Resident|
|PREPARED BY:||Brett A. Smith, Sergeant
Brett.email@example.com (805) 486-6211
|CONTACT PERSON AND CONTACT INFO:||Detective Jonathan Ballow, 805-288-3289 or firstname.lastname@example.org|
Investigators from the Ventura County Violent Crimes Task Force (VCVCTF) were conducting a joint operation with the Federal Bureau of Investigations reference a cold case homicide which occurred in Salem, Oregon in 1998. Investigators were contacted by the Salem Police Department Criminal Investigations Unit, who requested assistance in locating and identifying a subject of interest in the homicide, who was identified as Fernando Cortez. The VCVCTF was able to locate and identify the subject who was residing in the City of Oxnard under the alias of Moises Garibay.
Investigators from the Salem Police Department issued an arrest warrant for Cortez. On 08/29/2017, at approximately 7:00 AM, investigators from the VCVCTF contacted Cortez in the area of the 1900 block of Ginger Street and took him into custody without incident. Cortez was subsequently booked into the Ventura County Jail for Second-Degree Mur
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