After 31 years, Texas killer caught

Rico found in Alpharetta

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ALPHARETTA, Ga. – A man wanted for homicide was caught in Alpharetta after 31 years on the run.

Gilbert Rico was found in an Alpharetta home March 26. He was convicted on involuntary manslaughter stemming from an automotive accident in Harris County, Texas in 1982. When he was released on bond before sentencing, he fled to Mexico.

Now, 31 years later, he has been caught.

“We got an idea he was back in the States,” said U.S. Marshals Inspector Gavin Duffy. “[The Southern Regional Fugitive Task Force] has a close relationship with Immigration and Custom Enforcement.”

ICE was tacking Rico since he fled and alerted the marshals when he returned to the country.

Duffy would not release any personal information on Rico or exactly where he was found. As of press time, Rico was held at the Fulton County jail without bond.

“It sometimes takes longer than others, but they always get caught,” Duffy said.