Man accused in a 2006 killing is extradited to New Mexico
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A man accused in the 2006 killing of a woman in New Mexico has been extradited from Mexico.
U.S. marshals booked Eduardo Estrada-Garcia into a Dona Ana County jail Thursday after the state attorney general’s office coordinated his transfer.
Estrada-Garcia is accused in the death of Emely Corina Howard-Ianni of El Paso, Texas.
Authorities say the 31-year-old’s body was found near a highway in Chaparral in November 2006.
Estrada-Garcia was arrested last June in Baja California, Mexico after local authorities received a tip. A Dona Ana County grand jury later indicted him on a murder charge. He was one of the state’s most-wanted fugitives by the New Mexico district of the U.S. Marshals Service.
The United States’ extradition treaty with Mexico allows extraditions of violent offenders or child predators.