After nearly 10 years on the run, homicide suspect turns himself in to Mexican police

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Source: Austin police; MEGA

Nov. 27 2021, Published 11:29 a.m. ET

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A man wanted in connection to a nearly decade-old murder in Texas surrendered to Mexican authorities this week, police announced.

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On April 28, 2012, a police officer in Austin, Texas, heard a loud crash at an apartment complex and then saw a vehicle wrecked. The driver had a knife wound and lost consciousness, according to Austin police. EMS took the victim, Randall Wells, to the hospital, where he died.

Officers found Wells was involved in a disturbance at a nearby scene.

The Travis County Medical Examiner determined the victim died from a stab wound to the chest and classified the death a homicide.

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Police named Hector Hugo Ramirez-Lopez, 33, as a suspect and believed he fled the country, possibly to his native country of Mexico.

In late October 2021, the case premiered on “In Pursuit with John Walsh: Predator Next Door.” The show discusses cases and efforts to apprehend wanted suspects.

On Nov. 20, Lopez turned himself into Mexico. He was later taken back to the U.S. and booked into the Travis County jail.


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