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Murder Suspect In The Death Of Olivia Maldonaldo In Custody

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The DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce a significant development in the ongoing investigation into the tragic domestic shooting that took place on Sunday, January 7, 2024. Emilio Gustavo Angel Olalde, the suspect in the premeditated murder of Olivia Maldonaldo De La Torre, has been located and apprehended.
On January 18, 2024, our dedicated detectives successfully tracked Emilio Gustavo Angel Olalde to a residence within DeSoto County. Sheriff Jim Potter commends the commitment and relentless efforts of our investigative team in ensuring the safety of our community and bringing the suspect to justice.
The arrest of Olalde is a result of continuous follow-up and checks conducted regarding the murder investigation. Sheriff Potter is beyond proud of the dedication demonstrated by our detectives throughout this process.
The Sheriff extends gratitude to the surrounding law enforcement agencies, including the United States Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force, for their collaborative efforts, emphasizing the importance of teamwork in achieving a resolution to this case. The community’s ongoing assistance has been crucial, and we commend the public for their cooperation.
As the investigation progresses, Sheriff Potter reiterates the significance of community involvement in maintaining public safety. We remain committed to thorough and professional law enforcement practices to ensure justice is served.
For additional information or media inquiries, please contact the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer, Nichole Celotto, at 863-444-6921 or [email protected].