Through cooperation with authorities from the three levels of government of Mexico and proper US authorities, Bryan “N” was located and arrested in Downey, California. He was wanted by the State Agency of Investigation (AEI) of the State Attorney General’s Office (FGE) as the alleged perpetrator of three feminicides in Tijuana.
The State’s Attorney General, Ricardo Iván Carpio Sánchez, stated that this arrest was made thanks to cooperation from the FBI and US Marshals who, through an extradition request and with information from AEI agents, were able to find the suspect’s address. The Attorney General added:
We’ll apply all necessary legal and technological instruments to find those responsible for any crime, especially those who are gender-based. With a tough approach, we will make these criminals face justice, even if and when they are trying to avoid it by hiding in another country.
Bryan “N” is the alleged perpetrator of three feminicides that occurred in Tijuana from September 2020 to February 2022. Expert and investigation reports in the field gathered enough evidence that found him at the place where the crimes were committed and the victims were found.
It was revealed that the identity of this individual is 31-year-old Bryan Andrade Rivera from California. The feminicides he’s being linked to are those of the following women: 20-year-old Ángela Acosta, 27-year-old Karen González, and 26-year-old Elizabeth Martínez.
On August 30, 2020, 27-year-old Karen González, from the state of Veracruz and mother of one daughter, was reported as missing. After four days, she was found dead and with signs of violence in an illegal landfill at Cañón del Matadero, near the border between Tijuana and San Diego.
In January 2022, this individual met with Ángela Costa at Motel Cascada in Downtown Tijuana. The next day, her lifeless naked body was found in one of the rooms’ bathtubs with signs of violence.
On February 14, 2022, Elizabeth Martínez met with this individual at Motel Hacienda Soler. However, her family lost contact with her during the next few days. On February 17, she was found dead and with signs of violence in the back of her own car, which was parked in the city’s northern zone.
FGE is still working to strengthen each investigation in order to submit to the proper authorities solid and irrefutable evidence to charge this alleged woman killer with the maximum penalty.
Attorney General Ricardo Iván Carpio has promoted several interinstitutional work agreements in order to join resolves and favor the delivery of justice, so as to prevent anyone who commits a crime from avoiding justice by hiding somewhere else.
With close cooperation between authorities of both countries, the necessary processes will be taken so that Bryan “N” can be handed over to FGE so as to continue the next legal proper steps. Carpio Sánchez reiterated:
FGE reiterates its commitment to apply all capabilities and resources so that no crime ever goes unpunished, because the goal of everyone in this institution is to remove those who are responsible for crimes from the streets.