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For Immediate Release

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February 27, 2018 Chris Bozeman, Lone Star Fugitive Task Force
Deputy U.S. Marshal/Public Affairs Officer (PAO)
Western District of Texas – San Antonio (210) 657-8500;
USMS Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
12 Year Manhunt Comes to an End
Suspect Facing Murder, Sexual Assault and Drug Possession Charges Arrested
LSFTF LogoSan Antonio, TX - The long awaited capture for Texas fugitive Freddie Alaniz is finally over. Alaniz was arrested yesterday in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico.

The 37-year-old fugitive is the alleged suspect in a 2006 murder of a San Antonio man. On February 9, 2006, Alaniz allegedly stabbed the man multiple times during a fight, leaving him for dead. Alaniz also had other outstanding arrest warrants involving sexual assault of a child and possession of marijuana. He quickly made the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Top-10 Most Wanted Fugitives list.

The fugitive investigation gained momentum when the U.S. Marshals Service Lone Star Fugitive Task Force – Del Rio Division determined Alaniz had fled to Mexico. Further investigation by the Marshals and Mexican authorities revealed he was located in the city of Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico, where he was arrested yesterday.

Alaniz was returned to the U.S. today and is being held in a detention facility in Houston, Texas, awaiting extradition back to San Antonio.

Melesio Hernandez, United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas, stated, “Today’s arrest was not only a testament to the diligent work of the law enforcement officers who joined together to capture Alaniz, but more importantly, justice for the victims and their family members who suffered at the hands of this fugitive.”

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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