Washington-area man wanted in wife’s death found in Mexico

May 8, 2018

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A man wanted in connection with his wife’s murder has been arrested in Mexico.

News outlets cite a Montgomery County police statement saying they were notified Sunday that Mexican authorities arrested 30-year-old Ruel Francis Dempster II. He was found in Nuevo Laredo, across the Rio Grande from Laredo, Texas.

Dempster was wanted on a first-degree murder charge in the death of 34-year-old Alice Mino Dennis. She was found dead on the kitchen floor of their Washington-area apartment with trauma to the upper body on April 18. Police had conducted a welfare check after a family member couldn’t get in touch with Dempster and Dennis.

Police said many of Dempster’s belongings were gone from the home.

A release from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection says CBP officers took custody of Dempster mid-bridge at the Gateway to the Americas International Bridge in Texas on Monday.

It’s unclear how long he was in Mexico. It’s unclear whether he has a lawyer.

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