Homicide Suspect Identified

Release Date/Time: 6/6/2013 11:50 AM

Incident:Homicide Suspect Identified

Date: Thursday, 6/6/2013

Time: 11:50 AM

Location:Madeira Ave at E. Alisal St

The Salinas Police Department has identified Angela Zuniga (21) as the suspect in the May 17th homicide of fourteen year old Ricardo Ruiz (14). The Salinas Police Department is looking for the communities help to locate Angela Zuniga and to identify and locate an associate of Zuniga who was present during the homicide.

Ricardo Ruiz (14) was walking with friends when he was confronted by Angela Zuniga and the second unidentified female. After Angela Zuniga challenged Ruiz about his gang affiliation she stabbed him causing his death.

Angela Zuniga is a King City resident who frequents the Salinas area. It is also believed that she may also frequent the unincorporated area of San Ardo in Monterey County.

Angela Zuniga's associate has yet to be identified and any help from the Community is welcomed.

Anyone who may have information on the whereabouts of Angela Zuniga or her unidentified associate is encouraged to contact the Salinas Police Department Detective Gansen at (831) 758-7137 or Detective Fairbanks at (831) 758-7322. You can also call anonymously through the crime tip line at (831) 775-4222 as well as the WeTip line at 1-800-78-CRIME.


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Release Authorized by: Officer Miguel Cabrera