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Truck Linked to Murder Investigation Found in Raleigh

Posted March 14, 2008 12:35 p.m. EDT
Updated March 14, 2008 1:01 p.m. EDT

— A truck linked to a murder investigation in Craven County was found Friday in a parking lot at the North Carolina State Board of Elections, investigators said.

Authorities are looking for Cesar Acosta, 39, who was allegedly driving the truck.

He is accused of killing Eustorgio Ramirez, 38, whose body was found in the bushes Thursday in front of Acosta's house in Vanceboro, according to WNCT-TV in Greenville, N.C.

Acosta is a convicted killer and was recently paroled, WNCT reported. He also goes by the name Geraldo Cesar Acosta Martinez.

Immigration officials told WNCT that Acosta is in the U.S. illegally. He served 15 years for a second-degree murder conviction in Person County in 1991 and was deported after his release in 2006.

If you see Acosta, call 911. The Craven County Sheriff's Office can be reached at 252-636-6620.

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