UPDATE: Man suspected of murdering mother captured in New Mexico


El Paso Police say that murder suspect Fernando Alarcon was captured in New Mexico this afternoon. No other information was immediately available.



El Paso Police have put out an alert for a 31-year-old man who is suspected of murdering his mother inside her west El Paso apartment just before 9 a.m. Thursday morning.

Fernando Alonzo Alarcon, 31, is suspected of the murder of his mother, 62-year-old Graciela Acosta. On Thursday, EPPD were called to an apartment in the 5400 block of Suncrest off of Mesa Hills to check on a woman who lived in the apartment.

When they arrived, they found Acosta dead inside the apartment.

As a result of the investigation, police obtained a warrant for the arrest of her son. Alarcon is described as a Hispanic male, 31-years-old, 6-feet-1-inch tall, weighing approximately 195 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

Police believe he is armed with a rifle and is considered armed and dangerous. He's also believed to be driving a 2005 Silver Jeep Liberty with Texas plates HWS-5712.

The photos of the Jeep below are of old plates.

Anyone with information Alarcon's whereabouts are asked to call 911 immediately. Do not approach him, as he is considered armed and dangerous.

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