Edwin Ernesto Rivera Gracias added to Most Wanted list

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    JEFFERSON COUNTY, CO (CNN/KUSA) -- A Colorado man has been added to the FBI's Most Wanted list. The organization is offering a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading directly to the arrest of Edwin Ernesto Rivera Gracias.

    The initiative was launched 63 years ago to get your help in finding some of the most dangerous people running from the law. Since that time 498 fugitives have been added to the list and 467 have been apprehended. Nearly one-third or 154 of them were located through citizen cooperation.

    The FBI looks at cases nationwide to decide who to add and a man accused of a murder in Jefferson County was just put on the list: Edwin Ernesto Rivera Gracias. Jefferson County District Attorney Peter Weir says, "Richard was duct taped, there was an attempt to suffocate Richard, that didn't work.. so Rivera Gracias goes in and gets a knife, returns and stabs Mr. Limon 9 times. To the extent that the blade of the knife is left in Mr. Limon's body. All I want is justice to be served."

    Limon's daughter says her father was not only taken from her family, he was taken from the community. Michelle Limon says, "It's hard for me to get over it, I'm still suffering, if he could be found, it would be so great. I will just want justice to be served because I will be able to sleep better at night."

    The FBI says Rivera Gracias is a known gang member with ties to other gang members outside of Colorado. Weir says, "If he is sighted we want you to dial 9-1-1 and we want you to ask for law enforcement officials and do not attempt to intercede. Reach out to law enforcement immediately through the 9-1-1 system."

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