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27 Year Old Cold Case Investigation Ends in Midland

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MIDLAND – Officials have closed a 27-year-old cold case from New Mexico on Monday morning in Midland.

According to officials, the Albuquerque Police Department, along with the Texas Rangers and DPS officials were led to Midland during the investigation of the Oct. 1986 murder of 22-year-old Paul Dubois that happened in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The case was reopened back in January. We're told that Dubois died from gunshot wounds during an altercation.

Originally, authorities had identified Ramon Astorga Ramirez as the suspect in the initial investigation and they obtained an arrest warrant for first degree murder. Ramirez fled the area and remained at large for 27 years until new leads were found.

Officials apprehended 47-year-old Ramon Ramirez at his place of employment in the 600 block of West Florida Avenue around 9 a.m. Monday morning.

Ramirez was taken to the Midland Police Department where he later confessed to the crime.

Ramirez will face charges of first degree murder and unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.

We're told Ramirez will be extradited back to New Mexico.