Mexico Captures One of the FBI's 10 Most Wanted

He's accused of rapes, murder in Chicago
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 24, 2016 10:21 AM CDT
One of FBI's 10 Most Wanted Caught in Mexico
This photo released by the Chicago bureau of the FBI shows 37-year-old Fidel Urbina.   (AP Photo/FBI)

After 18 years as a fugitive and four years on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list, Fidel Urbina is going to face justice. The former Chicago resident, who is accused of kidnapping, rape, and murder was arrested by Mexican authorities Thursday in a tiny village called El Polvo in a remote part of Chihuahua state, CBS reports. Authorities say the 41-year-old was working in a body shop in October 1998 when he raped and strangled a 22-year-old customer, the Chicago Tribune reports. He then allegedly stuffed her body into the trunk of a stolen car before setting it on fire and fleeing to Mexico. At the time of the murder, Urbina was out on bail after allegedly beating and raping another woman five months earlier.

Five days after the the murder, a warrant was issued for Urbina's arrest when he didn't show up for a court date in the earlier case. Urbina "was wanted for his alleged role in two brutal attacks directed against innocent women," Michael J. Anderson, special agent in charge of the FBI Chicago Field Office, said in a press release. "Many family members have waited a long time for this day to come and they deserve the opportunity to face the accused in a court of law." Urbina is now in a federal prison in Mexico City awaiting extradition proceedings. (A woman on the Most Wanted list was captured in July.)

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