Murder Suspect Identified In Body Found Near Greenbluff - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Murder Suspect Identified In Body Found Near Greenbluff; Suspect Deported In January

Miguel A. Rodriguez-Barbosa Miguel A. Rodriguez-Barbosa

SPOKANE, Wash. – Prosecutors and law enforcement in Spokane are looking for a murder suspect accused of killing and dumping a man near Greenbluff in October of 2009.

Court records show a warrant was issued for 19-year-old Miguel Rodriguez-Barbosa who spent time in the Spokane County Jail for drug charges.

Rodriguez-Barbosa is accused of murder in the death of Jesus Valdovinos last October. Valdovinos was killed in his North Spokane home. His body was discovered miles away near Greenbluff and discovered by two women walking down the road.

Rodriguez-Barbosa is a Mexican national who was deported after his conviction on drug charges. That happened in January, according to a spokeswoman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement who called Rodriguez-Barbosa a, "criminal alien."

It is unclear if he was identified as a suspect in the murder case at the time of deportation.

Authorities at the Spokane County Sheriff's Office declined comment.

The Sheriff's Office asked for the public's help finding a white love seat which was missing from Valdovinos' home. Authorities say they are no longer looking for the love seat.

Information detailing the investigation was sealed by a Spokane County Judge on Tuesday morning. Parts of the criminal case will remain sealed until at least October 20.

Prosecutors cited the safety of law enforcement and the public when asking Judge Michael Price to sign the order sealing the case.

While authorities believe he is still in Mexico, it is possible he has returned to the United States. Anyone who sees Rodriguez-Barbosa is asked to call 9-1-1.

KHQ Local News Reporter Anthony Gomes contributed to this report.

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