LAFAYETTE, Ind - A 2002 Tippecanoe County murder case may soon see resolution. Asuspect in the case was successfully extradited from Mexico onWednesday.
Teresa Pacheco is charged with the shooting his formergirlfriend Juanita Santarrosa. Police say Pacheco fled theLafayette area after Santa Rosa was found dead along Lilly Road inSeptember 2002.
Prosecutor Pat Harrington said Pacheco was put on a planein Mexico, and arrived at the Houston airport this afternoon.
"Representatives of the Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Departmentand 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 evidencefrom a green Pontiac Pacheco was using. It was abandoned in Utahand detectives found blood in the front passenger seat.
Pacheco was located in Mexico about a year ago, and is expectedto make a court appearance this week.
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