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Texas most-wanted fugitive captured in Mexico, will face murder charges

Released by the Texas Department of Public Safety:

Rene Morales Munoz, one of the longest running Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives, is now in custody after being deported from Mexico yesterday. Munoz, 44, was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service in Houston - 14 months after a tip came in from Texas Crime Stoppers to DPS that alerted authorities that the Texas Mexican Mafia gang member was in Mexico.  Anonymous tipsters will share the $10,000 cash reward.

 

The initial tip and others that followed helped place Munoz in Puerto Vallarta, where he reportedly was selling time shares to tourists under an assumed name. DPS Criminal Investigations Division Agents, DPS Intelligence & Counterterrorism Analysts and the U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force continued to gather information that ultimately led to Munoz's arrest. U.S. authorities were able to secure his deportation with the assistance of law enforcement officials in Mexico and Munoz arrived by plane in Houston, ending more than seven years on the run.

Munoz has been a fugitive since a 2005 murder in Frio County. He also had outstanding warrants issued by the U.S. Marshals Service for Kidnapping, Aggravated Assault and Sexual Assault.

For more information, please see Munoz's wanted poster at: http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/Texas10MostWanted/fugitiveDetails.aspx?id=6

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