Man wanted in connection to teen's 2018 murder arrested at U.S.-Mexico border crossing

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Source: MEGA; El Paso County Sheriff's Office

Oct. 27 2021, Published 12:12 p.m. ET

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A man wanted in connection to the murder of a teenager in 2018 was arrested this week at a U.S.-Mexico border crossing, officials said.

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In April 2018, Jose Guadalupe, 19, was found dead in a far East El Paso, Texas, desert, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Police did not say how he was killed.

Investigators identified 21-year-old Arath Jauregui as the suspect in the killing. Police have not released a motive for the alleged murder.

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Around 4 p.m. Oct. 25, border officials arrested Jauregui at the Bridge of the Americas border crossing, according to the customs bureau. He was then turned over to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office to face charges in connection to the killing.

“CBP officers are diligently working to protect our nation from a wide variety of threats,” El Paso Director of Field Operations Hector A. Mancha said. “On a daily basis CBP officers identify and apprehend people who are being sought by law enforcement. Some seek sanctuary across the border but when they return to the U.S. history has shown that they will be stopped by CBP officers.”

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