LAFAYETTE, Ind - A 2002 Tippecanoe County murder case may soon see resolution. A
suspect in the case was successfully extradited from Mexico on
Teresa Pacheco is charged with the shooting his former
girlfriend Juanita Santarrosa. Police say Pacheco fled the
Lafayette area after Santa Rosa was found dead along Lilly Road in
Prosecutor Pat Harrington said Pacheco was put on a plane
in Mexico, and arrived at the Houston airport this afternoon.
"Representatives of the Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Department
and a local FBI agent are escorting Pacheco," said Harrington.
"Pacheco will arrive in Tippecanoe County overnight."
Court documents show the murder charge is based on DNA evidence
from a green Pontiac Pacheco was using. It was abandoned in Utah
and detectives found blood in the front passenger seat.
Pacheco was located in Mexico about a year ago, and is expected
to make a court appearance this week.