FBI Statement on Arrest of Fugitive Sar I
|U.S. Attorney’s Office November 14, 2013|
COLUMBUS—Kevin R. Cornelius, Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the Cincinnati Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), today announced that Sar I, a fugitive suspect in the March 2012 murder of Claudia Lopez Escobar, has been arrested by police in Janesville, Wisconsin. Sar I’s identity has been confirmed through fingerprint identification.
Sar I was wanted for his alleged involvement in the March 30, 2012 murder of his ex-girlfriend in Columbus, Ohio. I was charged with murder, kidnapping, and gross abuse of a corpse by the Franklin County Municipal Court in Columbus, Ohio, and a state warrant was issued for his arrest on May 1, 2012. A federal arrest warrant was issued by the United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio, on May 11, 2012, after I was charged federally with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.
The investigation into the location of Sar I has been conducted jointly by the Columbus Division of Police, the Janesville (WI) Police Department, the United States Marshals Service, and the FBI.
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