News Release: Madison County Sheriff's Office
June 26, 2014
On Tuesday night, deputies of the Madison County Sheriff’s Office received information that a fugitive considered armed and dangerous was attempting to flee the country to Mexico.
It was believed that the fugitive, Edward Rosario, 58, was riding on a Greyhound bus and would pass through Madison County sometime during the night. Rosario was wanted for killing his girlfriend by strangling her with an electrical cord in Essex County, New Jersey.
Deputies contacted the New Jersey State Police and through further investigation obtained the name of the fugitive, a photograph as well as a copy of the arrest warrant for murder.
Deputies also communicated with Greyhound and discovered a possible bus number in which Rosario may be traveling on and that the bus was due to arrive in Tallahassee at midnight.
Deputies responded to Interstate 10 and began looking for the bus. At 11:43 pm deputies located the Greyhound bus traveling Westbound on I-10 at the 244 mile marker. Deputies conducted a felony traffic stop and entered the bus.
Despite Rosario having dyed his hair and wearing false non-prescription eye glasses in an attempt to alter his normal appearance, he was located on the bus.
Deputies confirmed the fugitive's identity and immediately placed him under arrest without further incident. The fugitive was transported to the Madison County Jail to await extradition back to Essex County, New Jersey to face charges of First Degree Murder.