Second of three suspects in 2006 death arrested

Darwin Ramirez. Washoe County jail photo.
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RENO, NV (KOLO)-- The second of three men implicated in an alleged contract murder of a woman in the Geiger Grade area in June 2006 was booked into the Washoe County jail Wednesday night.

A Reno Police Department extradition officer picked up Darwin Ramirez, 33, in Denver and brought him to Reno to face murder and conspiracy to commit murder charges. The booking sheet lists Ramirez’s address as Granite City, Illinois. Ramirez was living in Illinois under a false name and was identified as a suspect in the Washoe County murder after his arrest there.

Authorities arrested Refugio Moreno-Perez in 2006 in connection with the murder of Adrianna Carrillo-Guillen, 24, who was found June 24, 2006, on Western Skies road about 1.5 miles north of Geiger Grade. Ramirez and Santiago Estrada were also identified as suspects.

Moreno-Perez was sentenced to four to 10 years in prison in 2011 for conspiracy to commit murder and given credit for time served dating back to his 2006 arrest. The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office said Moreno-Perez was taken into federal custody after his release from prison.

After the homicide, authorities thought Ramirez and Estrada fled back to Mexico.

According to court documents, Moreno-Perez said Carrillo-Guillen was killed under a contract from a gang leader and that Moreno-Perez got $2,500 Ramirez owed him because Ramirez got money from the gang leader after completing the killing.

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