The FBI found her killer in Mexico
24 year old Israel Mireles was arrested in Mexico. Mireles is a suspect in the murder of Butler Community College student Emily Sanders. Israel Mireles was the number one suspect and the individual Emily left the bar with and was last known seen with. Sound familiar?
The suspect in the slaying of Butler Community College student Emily Sander was arrested in Mexico on Wednesday, federal authorities said.
U.S. Deputy Marshal Logan Kline said Israel Mireles, 24, was arrested in Melchor Muzquiz, Mexico, southwest of Texas, on a homicide warrant from Butler County. Kline said Mireles is being held in that country until he can be extradited to the U.S.
Israel Mireles was charged with capital murder:
Mireles has been charged with capital murder, rape and aggravated criminal sodomy in the death of 18-year-old Emily Sander, Butler County prosecutor Jan Satterfield said. Investigators believe Sander’s killing was planned, she said.
Arrest in Student-Porn Actress' Death
EL DORADO, Kan. (AP) — A man suspected in the slaying of a college student who led a secret life as an Internet porn performer was arrested in Mexico, authorities said.
Israel Mireles, 24, was arrested Wednesday on a Butler County homicide warrant at a relative's home in Melchor Muzquiz, Mexico, about 70 miles southwest of Eagle Pass, Texas. He was being held there pending extradition, U.S. Deputy Marshal Logan Kline said.
Mireles has been charged with capital murder, rape and aggravated criminal sodomy in the death of 18-year-old Emily Sander, Butler County prosecutor Jan Satterfield said. Investigators believe Sander's killing was planned, she said.
Sander was last seen alive on Nov. 23 when she left an El Dorado bar with a man police identified as Mireles. The disappearance of the Butler Community College student drew nationwide attention after the discovery that she also led a secret life as an Internet pornography model named Zoey Zane.
Her body was found six days later, about 50 miles east of El Dorado, as police traced the route they believed Mireles took to pick up his 16-year-old girlfriend, Victoria Martens, in Baxter Springs.
Kansas authorities received tips about Mireles' whereabouts in Mexico from several sources, and their Mexican counterparts had been monitoring his movements since at least Dec. 3, when he was charged in Butler County, she said.
Mexican authorities held off on arresting Mireles until they were assured of the legitimacy of Kansas prosecutors' case, Satterfield said.
Satterfield said her office had to promise Mexican authorities that it would not seek the death penalty for Mireles. If convicted of capital murder, he would face life in prison without the possibility of parole, she said. The extradition is expected to take about 60 days, Satterfield said.