Suspect arrested in Austin a year after allegedly killing Grandmother with hammer

The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force announced Thursday that they have a suspect in custody in connection to the 2015 death of a women killed by a hammer.

AUSTIN, Texas – Elmer Tinoco-Eutimio, 22, of Luvianos, Mexico was detained this morning by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force without incident.  Tinoco was promptly turned over to Immigration Officers. 

Tinoco was the subject of a joint fugitive investigation by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Government of Mexico (GOM).  The GOM requested assistance locating Tinoco after a local investigation in Luvianos, Mexico in February of 2015 resulted in Tinoco being identified and charged with causing the death of Paula Virginia Carabajal-Vargas, 83, of Luvianos.   According to reports, the victim identified her grandson, Elmer Tinoco, as the individual who her hit her over the head with a hammer.  Carabajal eventually died at a local hospital. 

Tinoco fled from Luvianos to the Austin area shortly after the homicide where investigators determined he was working at a local construction site.   

Tinoco was remanded to the custody of the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement pending further removal hearings.   

Members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force in Austin –
Austin Police Department
Buda Police Department
Cedar Park Police Department
Kyle Police Department
San Marcos Police Department
Travis, Williamson, Caldwell, Hays and Bastrop County Sheriff’s Office
Texas Attorney General’s Office
Texas Department of Criminal Justice OIG
Texas Department of Public Safety
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
U.S. Marshals Service

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