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Laken Riley case: Georgia authorities identify murder suspect in custody in nursing student's slaying
Laken Riley found dead after concerned friend told UGA police she didn't come home from morning jog
 By Michael Ruiz , Audrey Conklin , Sarah Rumpf-Whitten Fox News
Published February 23, 2024 5:13pm EST | Updated February 23, 2024 7:21pm EST

ATHENS, Ga. – The University of Georgia Police Department have taken a suspect in custody in connection with the suspected homicide of a 22-year-old nursing student from Augusta University who police found dead on the University of Georgia campus Thursday.

Police have charged Jose Antonio Ibarra with malice murder, felony murder, aggravated battery, aggravated assault, false imprisonment, kidnapping, hindering a 911 call and concealing the death of another, UGA Police Chief Jeffrey L. Clark said during a news briefing Friday evening. The suspect is not a U.S. citizen, according to authorities.

"The evidence is robust," he told reporters, crediting campus security cameras in part for the arrest.

Clark said he believed the attack was a "crime of opportunity" and that the suspected killer had no known connection to the victim. Ibarra is not a UGA student, he added.

Ibarra's immigration status was not immediately known to investigators, the chief said, adding that he believed the suspect is from Venezuela.

"Right now I don’t know his full status," he said. "He is not a citizen of the United States."

Police initially swept up three to four people during the early stages of the investigation but were only arresting and charging Ibarra, Clark added.

Riley had previously attended UGA before entering a nursing program at Augusta's Athens campus, where she made the Dean's List.

Police were asking anyone who saw anything "relevant or suspicious" between 7 a.m. and noon Thursday around UGA's Intramural Fields and Lake Herrick to call 706-542-2200.

That's where they found Riley – with "visible injuries" – within 30 after they received a call from a concerned friend who said she went for a run and didn't come back.

According to an incident report obtained by Fox News Digital, multiple officers began searching for Riley near the Intramural Fields around 12:07 p.m. At 12:38, a UGA police officer spotted her on the ground.

"I called out to Riley, and I did not get a response," the officer wrote.

She had visible injuries, and police could not locate a pulse. They began CPR anyway. A sergeant arrived with a defibrillator minutes later and unsuccessfully attempted to revive the victim.

"Based on the injuries and Riley's physical condition, I suspected that foul play was involved," the police report reads. Investigators were reviewing the officer's bodycam for additional evidence.



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He's Venezuelan...did he just cross the border???


ICE: Georgia Nursing Student Murdered by Biden Admin-Released Venezuelan Migrant

Bob Price 24 Feb 2024

BORDER TOWN USA: A Venezuelan migrant who illegally crossed the Mexican border into Texas in 2022 is charged in the murder of a Georgia nursing student. The Biden administration released the Venezuelan national in El Paso where he listed an NGO in New York City as his destination.

A source within U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) told Breitbart Texas that its officers in the Atlanta field office arrested 26-year-old Jose Antonio Ibarra where he is now charged with the alleged murder of University of Georgia – Athens (UGA) nursing student, 22-year-old Laken Hope Riley. The source, not authorized to speak with the media, said Ibarra entered the United States in September 2022 and was subsequently released due to overcrowding in migrant shelters.

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INFURIATING: Promising 22-Year-Old Georgia Nursing Student Allegedly Murdered by Illegal Alien Let in Under Joe Biden – Suspect Was Previously Arrested for Harming a Child!
By Cullen Linebarger Feb. 24, 2024 7:45 am52 Comments
Athens, GA – A talented young woman with her whole life ahead of her was allegedly brutally murdered by a criminal illegal alien while going on a campus jog, and Joe Biden’s disastrous immigration policies are to blame. To make things worse, the migrant was free after harming a child just five months earlier in New York.

As the New York Post reported, 22-year-old Laken Hope Riley was found “not breathing” and with “visible injuries” in a forested area near Lake Herrick, which is located on the University of Georgia (UGA) campus in Athens, around 12:38 p.m. Thursday.

Riley was a student at UGA before transferring to the nursing program at Augusta University’s Athens Campus after the spring 2023 semester, according to UGA’s student newspaper, The Red & Black.

The UGA Police Department arrested and identified Jose Antonio Ibarra as the individual responsible for the slaying. UGA Police Chief Jeffrey L. Clark announced during a news briefing Friday evening that Ibarra has been charged with malice murder, felony murder, aggravated battery, aggravated assault, false imprisonment, kidnapping, hindering a 911 call, and concealing the death of another.


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