Fresno man arrested in connection with the murder of a 21-year-old UCLA student

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Neighbors in disbelief as they learn a Fresno State student is arrested for murder.

Fresno Police close in on a murder suspect wanted for killing UCLA student Andrea DelVesco.

"Cops everywhere helicopter they had dogs out here," said a neighbor.

Just one week prior DelVesco was found dead in a burned up Los Angeles apartment. And on Saturday the LAPD tipped off Fresno Police.

"They just said he's wanted he's dangerous he committed a murder and this is where he's going to be," said Lt. Joe Gomez of the Fresno Police Department.

Police arrested Alberto Medina, 22, a student himself at Fresno State. A neighbor who doesn't want us to show his face said the suspect lived at this house.

"They'll have parties and you have people walking in and out especially when the party ends they'll come out here and they'll get all rowdy out here," he said.

Investigators said medina and another suspect, 22-year-old Eric Marquez, are linked to the murder through forensic evidence and witness's statements at the crime scene. So far they haven't released a motive or cause of death.

But DelVesco was supposed to appear in court for drug charges before she died. To neighbor Raymond Lee, the news comes as a surprise.

"He did? Well I tell you this is shock to me especially living across the street," said neighbor Raymond Lee.

The Fresno suspect and the victim were both starting their senior years in college. Futures now destroyed by murder.

Medina's father told the L.A. Times he had spoken to his son Monday and the suspect said he didn't do it. The suspects are being held in Los Angeles and Medina is being held without bail.
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