FBI Rounds Up Two Murder Suspects in Mexico
This week the long arm of the law caught up with two fugitives in Mexico wanted for unrelated murders in Los Angeles, according to a statement issued by the FBI.
Jose Luis Munoz was on the FBI Most Wanted listfor a rap sheet that dates back to at least 1998 and includes four murders. One of those includes his own girlfriend, who he was accused of kidnapping, raping and murdering in 1998.
Authorities also consider him a suspect in the recent murder of Willie Thornton, 59, who was shot while driving in his car in Leimert Park this month. He is also suspected of working for a Mexican drug cartel.
The Munoz arrest is part of new effort to crack unsolved homicides in LA:
The Munoz case is being investigated by the recently renewed Save Our Streets Task Force (S.O.S.), a 90-day initiative by LAPD Detectives and FBI Agents, formed to focus on unsolved homicides in the city of Los Angeles throughout the summer.
The other fugitive caught this week was Fernando DeJesus Ochoa, who is a suspect in the 2008 murder of Alfred McMullin on the streets of Wilmington.
Both men are currently in the custody of the LAPD.