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Police arrest man for 1995 East Palo Alto murder

Jose Luis Arreola, 37, arrested for the killing of teenager Gabriella Tello

Officers have arrested a man in Texas who is suspected of killing a teenage mother in her East Palo Alto home more than 15 years ago.

Jose Luis Arreola, 37, is believed to be the murderer of 19-year-old Gabriella Tello, who was found stabbed to death inside her home at 2356 Ralmar Ave. on the evening of May 21, 1995, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. Tello's 2-year-old daughter was unharmed, deputies said.

Arreola, later identified as Tello's boyfriend, evaded arrest by allegedly using several aliases over the years, including Mario Garcia and Gerardo Tello, according to the sheriff's office. He was arrested March 10 after officers spotted him at the Mexican border near Laredo, Texas, and he was transferred to California on Wednesday (March 23).

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to call Detective Saul Lopez at 650-363-4347.

— Bay City News Service

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Posted by Mayfield Child
a resident of Green Acres
on Mar 31, 2011 at 12:50 pm

THANK GOD that another crazy is off the streets.

Hopefully he didn't continue his life of a crime~killing spree other places in all those years that he was still FREE to roam.

May the family gather in peaceful sorrow to receive some closure for his horrible actions.

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Posted by Thanks!
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Mar 31, 2011 at 2:23 pm

Good police work! Nice sleuthing!

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Posted by Anon.
a resident of Crescent Park
on Apr 1, 2011 at 10:20 am

>> Officers have arrested a man in Texas who is suspected of killing a teenage mother in her East Palo Alto home more than 15 years ago.

That would be nice, but after all these years what are the chances of this guy ... first, being the guilty party, and second what are the chances he is going to get convicted and be put in prison, or executed?

And, Mayfield Child, there are so many crazies on the street now that they outnumber the non-crazies, if there are any non-crazies left.

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Posted by Ml
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jul 22, 2011 at 2:34 pm

For us as the family we are relief, that he is behind bars. Would we ever know why he did it,that is the question. My question is how could you do this in front of your on daughter. I hope that we all could get closure.

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