Arrest Made in Cold Case

Man accused of stabbing wife in 2006 taken into US custody

By Lauren Steussy
|  Wednesday, Jul 13, 2011  |  Updated 5:12 PM PDT
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Arrest Made in Cold Case

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After five years of searching, police have taken into custody the man suspected of stabbing his wife to death in a Southcrest neighborhood.

Mauricio Tadeo was taken into custody in Los Angeles Wednesday morning after FBI agents found him hiding at a relative’s house near Mexico City.

Police believe Tadeo murdered his estranged wife, Alma Tadeo, 36, on Jan. 26, 2006, according to a press release. On that day, neighbors heard a woman screaming in the 3900 block of Boston Ave.

When officers arrived, they found the woman stabbed, and she later died in a hospital.

Twenty minutes after the stabbing, detectives believe her husband fled to Mexico where his car was found a day later. U.S. and Mexican authorities issued search warrants for Mauricio.

On Feb. 17, FBI agents and Mexican authorities finally arrested Mauricio in a relative’s home near Mexico City.

They brought him back to the US Wednesday morning, and will later transport him back to San Diego. He will be processed and booked in San Diego County Jail for one count of murder.
 

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