Deputies catch murder suspect

A suspect is currently in custody in the Johnson County Jail in conjunction with the murder of 27-year-old Dallas resident Ruth A. Majano Parades according to the Johnson County Sheriff Adam King.

“The cooperation of numerous deputies and officers coupled with their tireless efforts made it possible for the family of the victim to realize justice and closure,” King said.

Majano Parades’ body was found Aug. 11 lying face down in a ditch in the 8000 block of County Road 107, in unincorporated Johnson County. The initial investigation revealed that she had been shot several times.

Johnson County Deputies with assistance from the Texas Rangers were able to identify the body as that of Majano Parades, a citizen of El Salvador.

Johnson County Deputies and Texas Ranger Don Stoner traveled to Dallas County where they interviewed friends and family members of the victim and were able to identify a suspect.

The interviews revealed that Roberto Baltazar Nunez, a 33-year-old from Irving, was a former boyfriend of Majano Parades and had been stalking her.

After Johnson County Deputies were unable to locate Baltzar Nunez, who was also a citizen of El Salvador, for questioning a murder warrant  was issued Aug. 14.

A vehicle matching the description of a vehicle reportedly driven by the suspect was located Aug. 15 parked at a business in Dallas.

Deputies set up surveillance on the vehicle. At 4:30 p.m. on the Aug. 15 the suspect left the business and drove a few blocks to a multi-unit residence.

At that location,  U.S. Marshals, Dallas P.D. and the Dallas Marshals responded to make the arrest.

During an interview, Baltazar Nunez confessed to the murder. He was taken to Dallas’ Lew Sterrett Justice Center in Dallas and was transferred to the Johnson County Jail Thursday.

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