Olinger Murder Suspect Named

After eight and a half years of investigating, Pacific Grove police have issued an arrest warrant for a Soledad man for the murder of Kristopher Olinger, a 17-year-old who was stabbed and beaten to death along the Recreation Trail in Pacific Grove.

Police said a “hit” in a new palm-print identification database led them to Jacobo Ruelas, 27, who was named as a “key suspect” in the case Friday. After eluding arrest earlier this week, Ruelas is wanted on a $3 million warrant.

Olinger Murder Suspect Named