The suspect charged for the rape and murder of a Jersey City jogger last month is a Honduran national who had already been deported twice by ICE.
45-year-old Carolina Cano’s body was found in a lake in Jersey City on March 24. According to officials, the cause of death was strangulation and water submersion.
The suspect had been identified as Jorge Rios, 33. ICE, however, revealed his full name is Jorge Alberto Rios-Doblado.
Rios-Doblado was previously deported in 2003 and again in 2004.
ICE has reportedly placed a detainer on Rios-Doblado on Sunday, following his arrest for murder, kidnapping and aggravated assault.
Cano’s roommate said the victim left early in the morning to go jogging but never returned.
“She was a working woman, a good woman,” the roommate said of Cano, who worked as a nanny and was originally from Peru.
“She didn’t bother anyone,” the roommate added. “She was a woman that was always with God, that’s how she lived. She was really a beautiful woman. She had a very beautiful heart.”
Police were first alerted to Rios-Doblado’s possible involvement through a surveillance video, and caught up with him at a local restaurant in Jersey City.
If he is convicted, he will face up to 30 years in jail. Once that sentence is completed, Rios-Doblado will more than likely be deported for the third time.
Up until this crime, other than his deportations, Rios-Doblado had no criminal record.
This is yet another murder that could have possibly been avoided if we had better border security and a significant barrier to prevent and discourage foreign nationals from coming into this country illegally.