The Californian Bryant Rivera Faces Extradition for Alleged Murders of Women in Tijuana
The Californian man, Bryant Rivera, has appeared in a federal court in Los Angeles to face accusations and a possible extradition request from the Mexican authorities. Rivera, aged 30, was arrested on July 6 at his home in Downey, Los Angeles County, after Mexican authorities requested his arrest in connection with the suspected murder of a sex worker in January 2022.
According to court documents from the United States Department of Justice, Rivera took Ángela Carolina Acosta Flores, also known as “La Regia,” to a hotel on the night of January 24, 2022. The following day, the woman was found dead in the room, and Rivera, who had registered under the name Eduardo, had disappeared. The Tijuana medical examiner determined that the woman had been strangled on January 25.
The complaint filed includes photos that prosecutors in the United States claim show Rivera with the victim outside the hotel elevator on the night of January 24, 2022, as well as their entry into the United States two hours later. Mexico has until September 19 to submit an official extradition request.
Rivera Wanted for Suspected Involvement in Multiple Murders in Tijuana
Rivera is also wanted by the Baja California Attorney General’s Office for his suspected involvement in three feminicides in Tijuana. Three arrest warrants have been issued against him. The authorities have stated that Rivera’s arrest allowed them to collect additional evidence to strengthen the ongoing investigations into the murder cases.
The complaint in the United States highlights that the Mexican authorities have publicly discussed the case, referring to various press articles on the investigations into the deaths of three sex workers found lifeless in hotel rooms. Baja California Attorney General Ricardo Iván Carpio Sánchez has remarked that Rivera’s criminal tendencies resemble those of notorious serial killer Ted Bundy.