DOWNEY -- The family of a homicide victim is asking for help to bring their loved one’s suspected killer into custody, now two years after his death.
On Aug. 14, 2015, 28-year-old Andrew Martin Rosales was shot and killed in the 7000 block of Stewart and Gray Road after an argument turned violent.
The suspect – Jehosua Ruvalcaba – is a Latino man standing at 5 feet 5 inches tall, with horn tattoos on his hairline. At the time of the murder, he was described as around 165 pounds.
Ruvalcaba has yet to be brought into custody, a fact that has continuously frustrated and tormented Rosales’s family.
The family says that there have been recent sightings of Ruvalcaba in areas around Southern California, which they say they have reported to Downey Police. Yet all attempts to try and bring Ruvalcaba into custody seem to be fruitless.
“I called them [Downey Police] and they told me that they need a location and everything else, where he’s at,” said Lisa Rosales, the victim’s mom. “It’s like you’re doing their job, they’re not doing the job.”
Jennifer Irrobali, the victim’s sister-in-law, added to these frustrations.
“When I called and told them about the recent leads and the recent viewings of him -the sightings and stuff – they don’t respond to the phone call,” said Irrobali. “I called them about three times already. I haven’t gotten a response back.”
The family has now resorted to setting up a Go Fund Me page, with the hopes to raise enough money to hire a private investigator in an attempt to get answers.
They say they want justice and communication from authorities.
“Bring him in,” said Irrobli. “Let us know what we should know. We know that there’s boundaries, but still we should have some communication.”
According to Downey Police Detective Steve Aubuchon, there have been some leads, however, nothing has led to Revalcaba’s arrest. The investigation remains active.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Downey Police.