OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A man accused of fatally stabbing his ex-wife 41 times in Oklahoma and who was among the U.S. Marshal’s Service’s 15 Most Wanted fugitives has been apprehended in Mexico.
Federal marshals said Thursday that 34-year-old Luis Octavio Frias was arrested late Wednesday in a suburb of the western Mexico city of Guadalajara. He was returned to the U.S. on Thursday.
Frias is accused of stabbing 41-year-old Janett Reyna to death in front of her children in August 2013. Reyna was a former police officer in Blackwell, Oklahoma, and was domestic violence prevention coordinator for the Ponca Tribal Police Department when she was killed.
Reyna had filed a protective order against Frias two days before she died.
Marshals say they determined Frias’ whereabouts through an anonymous tip after Frias’ was profiled on a television show.
Frias, who was profiled in the premiere episode of In Pursuit with John Walsh on January 16 on the Investigation Discovery channel. Frias from Blackwell, Okla. has been on John Walsh’s personal most wanted list since 2013 after allegedly stabbing his ex-wife, Reyna, to death in front of their children. U.S. Marshals used the same handcuffs issued to the victim when she was a police officer with the Blackwell Police Department.