Walter Mencken 2:08 p.m., Aug. 27
24-Year Fugitive Nabbed in Mexico; Faces Charges in San Diego
Vincent Legrend Walters, who has been on the run for 24 years, has been captured in Cancun and will be transported to Mexico City to face extradition proceedings to bring him back to San Diego where he will face murder and drug charges, according to the U.S. Marshals Service. Walters was on the U.S. Marshals 15 Most Wanted list.
San Diego marshals received information that Walters was working under an alias at the Cancun International Airport. He was captured in a coordinated marshals effort. According to the U.S. Marshals Service, Reyes is wanted in San Diego for the kidnapping and murder of Christina Reyes in 1988. He was also indicted by a grand jury the following year on charges of making and distributing crystal meth, and carrying firearms during a drug trafficking crime. He was caught an a Drug Enforcement Agency operation in 1988. That led to his kidnapping of a drug dealer, his friend, and friend's girlfriend, Reyes, who was gagged with a chemically saturated rag that killed her instantly, according to the U.S. Marshals Service. Walters's brother was caught and is serving a 25 year to life sentence.
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