YUMA, Ariz. — U.S. Border Patrol agents in southwestern Arizona say they’ve arrested a Mexican man wanted in connection with a homicide in Illinois.
Yuma Sector agents say Alejandro Rodriguez-Valencia was taken into custody Monday night near the Morelos Dam.
During processing, agents discovered Rodriguez-Valencia’s fingerprints and photo matched those of a suspect with an active felony arrest warrant out of Chicago involving a first-degree murder with a knife.
Details of the homicide case weren’t immediately available.
Border Patrol officials say Rodriguez-Valencia also was previously deported from the United States in 2006.
Yuma Station agents worked with the Chicago Police Department to positively identify Rodriguez-Valencia.
Authorities say Rodriguez-Valencia has been turned over to Yuma police for extradition to Illinois.
It was unclear Tuesday if he has a lawyer yet.