Tulare County Sheriff's office identifies suspect in 1994 Angelica Ramirez kidnapping, murder

VISALIA, Calif. (KFSN) -- After more than 28 years, the Tulare County Sheriff's Office has identified the killer of Angelica Ramirez, the 10-year-o...

July 1, 2022
5:56 PM

VISALIA, Calif. (KFSN) -- After more than 28 years, the Tulare County Sheriff's Office has identified the killer of Angelica Ramirez, the 10-year-old girl who was taken from a Visalia swap meet on March 3, 1994.Tulare County Sheriff Mike Boudreaux said that with DNA technology and genealogy techniques, they were able to identify Ramiro Villegas as the man who took Angelica and later killed her.Villegas had a lengthy criminal history: he molested at least two minors in the early 1980s, which was never reported to authorities, he was arrested and charged for fighting in public in 1991 but released on probation without jail time, and was arrested in charged in 2002 for transporting drugs in El Dorado County.