ASHEVILLE, NC (WSPA) – Police have identified two people wanted for murder in connection with the death of a man whose body was found in the Swannanoa River in Asheville.
According to the Asheville Police Department, investigators are looking for 31-year-old Samuel Gonzalez De La Cruz and 44-year-old Roberto Robles-Ramirez.
Both suspects are being charged with first degree Murder and first degree Kidnapping in the death of Jose Reynoso Ramirez.
19-year-old Jose Renoso Ramirez was reported missing on September 27. Officers said Ramirez was last seen at a home in Woodfin.
Investigators received an anonymous tip on October 3 about a body in the Swannanoa River near Azalea Road in Asheville.
Ramirez’s death was ruled a homicide due to the nature of his death, police said.
De La Cruz is 5’8″ tall and weighs 140 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Officers said he has a tattoo of of rosary with a praying hand on his upper arm.
Robles-Ramirez is 5’7″ tall and weighs 150 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information on the location of Samuel Gonzalez De La Cruz or Roberto Robles-Ramirez is asked to call Asheville Police at 828-252-1110 or text TIP2APD to 847411.