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U.S. Marshals capture Elmer Gomez Ruono, who ditched his 6-year-old daughter at NY/NJ Ports Authority terminal, on suspicion of wife’s murder

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Daughter-ditching fugitive arrested on suspicion of wife’s murder 
Elmer Gomez Ruono, 32, was arrested in connection with the shooting death of his estranged wife Dionicia Bautista Cano, 24,
24-year-old Cano had just moved to Connecticut from New Jersey to join Ruono after a period of seperation from the ‘volatile relationship.
The Guatemalan native faces charges of  child abandonment and murder in New York City and Stamford, Ct
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Dionicia Bautista-Cano
Federal Marshals and cops nabbed a Connecticut man, Elmer Gomez Ruono, on the run since abandoning his 6-year-old daughter in the Port Authority Bus Terminal and suspected in the murder of his wife, Dionicia Bautista-Cano, police said.
Agents and detectives with the U.S. Marshals N.Y./N.J. Regional Fugitive Task Force captured Ruano, 32, on Clay St. near Provost St. close to the Brooklyn Navy Yard around 1 p.m. Friday, officials said.
“He’s in custody,” NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said. “We’re not going to tell you how we got him, but we got him.”
Ruono allegedly, had been laying low in a homeless shelter but got kicked out Thursday for fighting. He was nabbed while walking down the street near the site.

Daisy Ruano1.jpgHer mother’s family want to adopt 6-year-old Daisy who was left at Port Authority, by her fugitive dad

A crew of cops were waiting for him as he left the site on Friday, a witness said.
According to witnesses, Ruano was calm and didn’t resist arrest.
“He just stood there, and the cops questioned him for a couple minutes,” a witness said. “Then they put the cuffs on.”

Daisy Ruano2.jpgThe 6-year-old girl was found abandoned inside Port Authority Bus Terminal on Monday.


Ruono had been a fugitive since Monday morning, when cops found his daughter wandering in the Midtown bus terminal. Her discovery led cops to her murdered mother in the family’s Stamford apartment , sparking a manhunt for her estranged husband, Ruono.
Authorities previously said they wanted him for questioning.

 Elmer Gomez Ruono4.jpgMarshals caught up with Elmer Gomez Ruano, who was on the run since Monday.
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Surveillance cameras caught Elmer Gomez Ruono (left), at the Ports Authority terminal where he dropped off his daughter

“We’re certainly very pleased,” Stamford Police Capt. Richard Conklin said Friday. “A team of investigators are on their way to New York City as we speak.”
The victim, Dionicia Bautista-Cano, moved from New Jersey to Stamford over the weekend to reunite with Ruano, after a period in which the couple was estranged.
Neighbors and a cousin in Flemington, N.J., said Dionicia Bautista Cano, worked at a local pizzeria and devoted herself to caring for Daisy. The mom lived alone after a split from husband Elmer Gomez Ruono, 32, who is now held by marshals for questioning in her death.

 24-year-old Cano had just reunited with Ruono and moved with him and Daisy to Stamford, Conn. The couple had a party Sunday night. Cano’s body was found Monday.
Police say Ruono dumped Daisy at the Port Authority Bus Terminal to fend for herself Monday morning.
 The little girl led investigators to her home in Connecticut where they found her mother dead.
The Connecticut state medical examiner ruled the death a homicide, but has not disclosed the cause of death. After she was found abandoned, Ruono and Bautista-Cano’s daughter was placed with child welfare officials in Connecticut. Cano’s family have expressed their desire to adopt little Daisy at the conclusion of the police case.
Ruano was being held for interrogation at an NYPD precinct for Port Authority and Stamford police.
It was not immediately clear whether he would be charged with both child abandonment and murder in New York City, or if he would get the child abandonment charge here and murder in Stamford.

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