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24 Feb 2024

NextImg:Brother of UGA student Laken Riley’s suspected killer Jose Ibarra charged with having fake green card

The brother of the non-US citizen arrested in connection with the killing of Georgia nursing student Laken Riley has been taken into custody for possessing a fake green card.

Diego Ibarra, 29, was arrested late Friday after police became aware of his status due to the ongoing investigation into Riley’s death, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported, citing the Department of Justice.

Laken Hope Riley was identified as the nursing student who was found dead on the University of Georgia campus, officials said. Facebook / Laken Riley
The 26-year-old suspect in Riley’s murder, Jose Antonio Ibarra, had no known connection to the victim and is not a U.S. citizen.  Ibarra is a Venezuelan national who illegally crossed the southern border into El Paso, Texas in September 2022. He was released from DHS custody over a lack of detention space Clarke County Sheriff’s Office
Police block traffic and investigate at the UGA intramural Fields after the body of Laken Hope Riley was found near a lake. AP

He is now in state custody, jail records show.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.