A man on the U.S. Marshals “Most Wanted” list accused of killing his girlfriend was arrested in Central America this week, authorities said.
The U.S. Marshals arrested Raymond McLeod, 37, in El Salvador on Aug. 30. He was on the “15 Most Wanted List.” McLeod, a former U.S. Marine, is accused of killing his girlfriend in 2016.
McLeod confirmed his identity to U.S Marshals and Embassy diplomats when he was arrested. Authorities received a tip he was teaching English at a school in Sonsonate, El Salvador.
On June 10, 2016, San Diego police responded to a 911 call of a woman not breathing at an apartment. The victim was later identified as 30-year-old Krystal Mitchell, according to U.S. Marshals.
She was pronounced dead at the scene, and investigators found signs of a struggle. She was last seen with her boyfriend, McLeod.
A motive was not released in connection to the killing.
McLeod was identified as the suspect and a warrant was issued, but he fled the area. The U.S. Marshals joined the search and found him more than six years after the alleged murder.