Mexico-Border Slayings

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Investigators have arrested another man they say may be linked to series of murders in the Mexican border city of Juarez.

The Chihuahua state attorney general's office says in a statement that Jose Francisco Granados de la Paz was detained in Virginia on alleged immigration violations. The office declined to provide further details on the arrest.

Granados de la Paz and a man arrested in Denver last week are suspected of involvement in the rape and killings of young Mexican
women in 2001.

Already in custody in El Paso, across the border from Juarez, is Edgar Alvarez Cruz. The Mexican construction worker was arrested August 15th.

Alvarez Cruz is suspected in the killings of eight women ages 15 to 21, whose remains were found in Juarez in November 2001.

Last week, US Ambassador to Mexico Tony Garza called Alvarez Cruz's capture "a major break" in the slayings of more than 100 young women in Ciudad Juarez between 1993 and 2003.


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