Summit Man Deported to Costa Rice to Face Manslaughter Charge

Rafael Angel Munoz-Solorzano, a 34-year old man living in Summit, was arrested in late February and turned over to Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) on March 4th. Earlier this week, he was deported to Costa Rica. ICE put Munoz-Solorzano on a flight to San Jose and when he landed, he was received by Costa Rican authorities.

It now appears that the charge for which he was deported is manslaughter. Authorities had been searching for Munoz-Solorzano since 2010, when Interpol, an international police agency, issued a warrant for his arrest on the manslaughter charge.

Munoz-Solorzano was previously deported from the US in January of 2009. He apparently illegally re-entered at some point thereafter.

According to an article published by the Star-Ledger earlier this week, entitled, “Summit resident wanted on manslaughter charge in Costa Rica deported,” since October of 2009, ICE has deported more than 550 foreign fugitives from the US who were wanted for serious crimes including murder, kidnapping, and rape.