Oxnard man living under alias was wanted for 1998 Oregon murder, officials say

Fernando Cortez, a suspect in a 1998 Oregon murder, was living in Oxnard under the alias Moises Garibay, officials said. (Oxnard PD)

A man wanted in a cold Oregon homicide case was arrested Tuesday after he was found living under a false name in Oxnard, officials said.

The suspect, 45-year-old Fernando Cortez, was wanted in connection with a 1998 homicide which occurred in Salem, Oregon.

Working with the FBI and Salem police, the Ventura County Violent Crimes Task Force found Cortez and arrested him around 7 a.m. in the area of the 1900 block of Ginger Street.

He was booked into the Ventura County Jail for second-degree murder.

Officials say Cortez was living in Oxnard under the alias Moises Garibay.

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