It looked like a horrific car accident, of the kind that is all too common on America’s highways. On the evening of September 21, Indiana state police arrived at the scene of a two-car crash on I-70 east of Indianapolis and found two cars badly smashed on the westbound side of the high median. 27-year-old Devon Anderson was bleeding profusely in his Dodge Caravan and was pronounced dead at the scene, and 24-year-old Juan Garrado Vivas, the driver of the Ford Ranger, was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Just another day in the grisly work of highway patrol seeing fatal injuries resulting from car crashes, or so they thought. The Marion County Coroner’s office performed an autopsy on Tuesday, September 23, and found a bullet in Anderson’s head, not exactly the typical result of a car crash. Upon further investigation, police believe they’ve determined that Vivas, the driver of the Ford Ranger, shot Anderson in the head, which then caused the Caravan to crash into Vivas’ Ranger, making it look like a tragic accident at first. Anderson was also not wearing a seatbelt, according to the press release from the state police, which would certainly explain the massive head injuries that masked the bullet wound at the scene.
The booking records from the Marion County sheriff’s office show Vivas was arrested on Sept. 24 on murder charges. He was also charged with carrying a gun without a permit and driving without ever having received a driver’s license.
As of this writing, police have not publicly offered any suspected motive for this highly unusual homicide.
This is a bizarre and disturbing homicide case, yet not a single reporter in Indianapolis appeared interested in finding out Vivas’ immigration status. Any good reporter would automatically suspect this man is here illegally because he was charged with “never” having been issued a driver’s license. In response to my inquiry, an ICE official told me on Friday that “ICE has filed a detainer with Marion County Jail” on Vivas.
How much skill does it take to kill someone with a head shot while driving on a highway with both cars traveling at high speeds?
This is why it’s so important to document the origin of these crimes – to determine whether they are inherent in our country or a problem imported through illegal immigration. So many of these horrific murders go “undocumented” as committed by illegal aliens, and law enforcement are left without the important tools to track unique foreign gang and cartel crimes. Likewise, policy-makers are left without important data with which to debate policy loopholes in our immigration system that are allowing dangerous criminal aliens to remain in the country undetected.
Daniel Horowitz is a senior editor of Conservative Review. Follow him on Twitter @RMConservative.