Jan 19, 2012 8:34 PM by John Romero

Update: Kidnapping / murder arrests

Both a Colorado Springs man and a pueblo man behind bars tonight suspected of murdering Pueblo resident Jeremy Naranjo.

The 21 year olds body was found dumped in a Colorado Springs neighborhood near the 5900 block of Rim Ridge Court on January 9th. His hands and legs were bound and he was dead of gunshot wounds.

Naranjo was last seen kidnapped from a home in Pueblo on the 2100 block of Hellbeck Drive. Witnesses told us Naranjo was forced into a vehicle at gunpoint after a fight broke out in the street.

Police say the kidnapping appears to be drug-related because both Naranjo and at least one of the suspects had exchanged drugs in the past.

26 year old Xavier Rubalcaba-Lopez of Colorado Springs is in jail right now facing 1st degree murder charges, as is 44 year old Alfredo Velazquez of Pueblo. Police tell us Rubalcaba-Lopez is also facing charges of providing false identifying information and for being a previously-deported felon from Mexico.

Investigators say they expect more arrests and hope anyone with information on this case calls police. We'll have more in a full report at 10.



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