Overseas Arrest Made In Boca Murder

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — An arrest had been made in Colombia for a 2008 Boca Raton murder. According to Boca Police:

On Wednesday, August 28, Edwin Carlos Bonell Bernal (aka Edwin Andes Zaragoza) was transported to the United States and arrived at Miami International Airport from Colombia. After a lengthy and painstaking investigation, Boca Raton Police detectives initially identified Edwin Zaragoza and Oscar Gonzalez Londono as participants in the robbery that resulted in the death of Wilmar Andrews Sierra Perez.

The homicide happened on May 7, 2008 at about 12:35 in the afternoon at 21310 Saint Andrews Boulevard. Two jewelry couriers, Leon Rozio and Timotea Garcia, who were carrying close to $150,000 in jewelry, were robbed in the parking lot of St. Moritz. Rozio shot and killed the suspect (Wilmar Andres Sierra Perez) who was driving the getaway car.

In October 2008, detectives requested an arrest warrant for Edwin Zaragoza with charges of felony murder, robbery with a weapon and burglary. In December 2008, Gonzalez Londono was located in Houston on unrelated charges. Detectives interviewed him and after he confessed to his involvement in the murder, they filed charges for felony murder and robbery with a weapon. In January 2009, Gonzalez Londono was extradited from Houston to Palm Beach County. In October 2010, Gonzalez Londono pled guilty and was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

In April 2010, detectives determined Zaragoza’s true identity through the National Colombian Identification Registry as Edwin Carlos Bonell Bernal. After almost five years on the run, Bonell Bernal will finally face the charges of felony murder, robbery with a weapon and burglary.

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