Man Suspected in Death of Dallas Woman Arrested in Mexico

The man accused of killing a Dallas mother of three in 2015 has been arrested in Mexico and has been escorted to Texas to face charges, authorities said.

Faustino Lara Valdez, 36, was arrested Wednesday in Durango, Mexico, by Mexican immigration agents, according to the FBI and Dallas police.

Valdez, a U.S. citizen, is suspected of killing 34-year-old Marisol Espinosa, who was last seen alive Dec. 29, 2015. Her remains were found about two months later under a bridge near Dowdy Ferry Road in southeast Dallas.

"I'm feeling very mixed emotions. I'm excited that they caught Faustino, but that won't bring Marisol back," Espinosa's aunt Monica Garza said. "But justice will be served."

Officials in Mexico told Telemundo 39 that immigration authorities were conducting a routine check at a factory where Valdez worked. They said Valdez was arrested because he didn't have documentation.

A photo released Thursday by Mexican officials showed Valdez on a flight back to Dallas. As of Friday morning, he had been booked into the Dallas jail. His bond was set at $1 million.

Valdez was indicted for murder in Dallas County in April 2016, but he was nowhere to be found. Authorities said he fled to Mexico shortly after being interviewed by investigators.

Mexican authorities worked in coordination with the FBI legal attaché office at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City to locate Valdez, and they said he was arrested with incident.

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