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Man Arrested After Wife's Body Found In Mexico

Authorities arrested a man who they believe kidnapped and killed his wife, whose body was discovered in Mexico last month, a sheriff's sergeant said on Saturday.

Investigators received word from the Calexico Police Department on Feb. 5 that the body of Rosa Isella Beltran Lopez, who had been reported missing from Jurupa Valley a week prior, was found over a thousand miles away in Pueblo Nuevo, a municipality in the northwestern Mexican state of Durango, according to Riverside County Sheriff's Sgt. Steve Brosche.

Her husband, Juan Carlos Lopez Alvarado, was arrested in Jurupa Valley 13 days later on suspicion of first-degree murder, according to Brosche and jail records.

"There are no outstanding suspects, and no threat to public safety," Brosche said.

Lopez Alvarado remained in jail without bail.

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