Colorado Murder Suspect Arrested Last Night near Rio Dell

California Highway Patrol press release:

On the evening of Tuesday, November October 7th, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) Humboldt Area with the assistance of multiple allied agencies, apprehended a murder suspect out of Colorado wanted for the murder of his wife.

Just after 5 pm, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) notified CHP Humboldt Communications of a murder suspect, 51 year old Ralph Le Roy Candelario, who was believed to be traveling through the southern Humboldt County area.  Mr. Candelario was issued an arrest warrant out of Colorado for the alleged murder of his wife in January. 

At approximately 6:30 pm, a CHP unit observed the associated vehicle, a 1993 Saab 900 convertible, traveling northbound on US-101, north of Jordan Road.  With the assistance of the Fortuna Police Department, Rio Dell Police Department, the Humboldt County Sheriff Department, and additional CHP units, an enforcement stop was made on the vehicle on US-101 Northbound, north of Rio Dell.  Subsequent to the enforcement stop, Mr. Candelario was taken into custody without incident.  Mr. Candelario’s son, 20 year old Joel Candelario, was following behind his father in a separate vehicle.  Joel Candelario was detained at the scene and later released.

Mr. Candelario was booked into the Humboldt County Jail facility on the felony warrant, and is currently awaiting extradition back to Colorado.


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