Man wanted in Grand Island for death of baby arrested in Guatemala

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. -- A man wanted for a 2016 child abuse death in Grand Island was arrested last week in Guatemala.

Grand Island Police say 25-year-old Ryan Rivera-Meister was arrested Friday morning in Guatemala. He's in custody awaiting extradition.

Rivera-Meister was charged in connection with the August 2016 death of 16-month old Xavier Ruiz-Alvarado.

Court records filed at the time of the baby's death indicated that he had brain and stomach injuries consistent with the use of blunt force.

Police records indicate the baby suffered the injuries while in Rivera-Meister's care.

Police believed at the time that Rivera-Meister had fled the country after the baby's death.