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US Marshals capture wanted murder suspect Raymond ‘RJ’ McLeod

The US Marshals confirmed to CBS 8 that McLeod was arrested on Monday morning by El Salvadorian authorities together with US Marshals from San Diego.

SAN DIEGO — United States Marshals have arrested wanted murder suspect Raymond ‘RJ’ McLeod.

The US Marshals confirmed to CBS 8 that McLeod was arrested on Monday morning by El Salvadorian authorities together with US Marshals from San Diego.

McLeod is anticipated to return to the U.S. tomorrow morning.

Background from 2018

McLeod is accused of killing his girlfriend Krystal Mitchell in June of 2016.

She was 30 years-old and was the of mom two. Krystal was crushed and strangled in her house on June tenth, 2016.

The prime suspect stays as her former boyfriend who stays on the run. Authorities he’s both in Mexico or Central America. He is taken into account armed and harmful, however on the forefront of the seek for RJ McLeod is Krystal’s mom, Josephine Foonez Wentzel.

“I would never ever, ever give up. I can’t. I have to see this through,” she stated.

Josephine is a former detective. Since her daughter’s dying, she has used her resources and abilities to assist the worldwide seek for McLeod. She has obtained numerous tip on his whereabouts which vary from Mexico to Guatemala and even Belize. 

“I didn’t expect that things would be this way. I just thought okay, ‘you have the suspect, okay go get him.’ Dealing with another country is proving to be quite difficult. We are dealing with an ex-Marine. He is trained in survival. He is trained in how to hide from the enemy well,” Josephine stated.

In April, District Attorney Summer Stephan helped Josephine make a plea for extra assist because the two-year anniversary inched nearer. At the time Stephan stated, “We are not going to let this coward run from justice and get away with murder. We need your help.”

McLeod additionally goes by the names RJ Matt and Mateo. He has historical past of abuse towards girls.

Josephine has the next message to anybody that is aware of the place the person is: “If not for me, for my daughter. For her children. They are innocent. They deserve to sleep at night knowing that justice was served and the bad is not out there to get them.”

The D.A. has bought hundreds of {dollars} of Facebook commercials concentrating on individuals in Central America to generate ideas. McLeod is about five-feet-eleven and weighs about 245 kilos.

A $11,000 reward is being supplied for any info resulting in an arrest. If something name CrimeStoppers.

This is a growing story. Please refresh for updates.

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