The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's office and the FBI announce the return and arrest of a Top Ten Fugitive accused in the 2008 murder and rape of a woman in front of a young child. Special Agent John Selleck of the FBI New Orleans field office says they've been looking for 26-year-old Jose Guevara of Lake Charles for 6 years.
"He'd been wanted since 2008 for the alleged murder of a 26-year-old woman in the presence of her 4-year-old step-son," said Selleck.
Selleck says Guevara was placed on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list in June of last year. He says the suspect surrendered to Mexican authorities under pressure and as the result of an extensive and well-coordinated investigation by several state and federal agencies.
"He was arrested recently in Mexico and was kept in a secure location until he returned to the United States yesterday," said Selleck.
Guevera was wanted by the state on charges of second degree murder, aggravated rape and aggravated burglary. He was charged federally with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.
Selleck says Guevara and the 26-year-old victim lived in the same mobile home park when the brutal crime took place.
"He allegedly broke into the victim's home, sexually assaulted her and brutally stabbed her to death," said Selleck.