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October 24, 1992 | From Associated Press
Police said Friday they are continuing their investigation of the yogurt shop slayings of four teen-age girls last year despite the arrest of two men in Mexico in the case. Officials have said the men, who have confessed to the slayings, will be tried in Mexico. "Whether they're in Mexico or here, we want to be certain we have the right people," Deputy Police Chief Ken Muennink said.
March 31, 2009 | Richard Marosi
A U.S. man found dead on a Tijuana street last week has been identified as 19-year-old Shane Pennington, according to the U.S. Consulate in Tijuana. The Baja California attorney general's office, which has not confirmed Pennington's identity, said the body had suffered stab wounds and was left on a street near a beach-side bullring. Mexican authorities have not determined a motive and did not know why Pennington was in Mexico. Pennington worked at a restaurant in Orange County and was born in North Carolina.
August 15, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
A Mexican national suspected of involvement in a shootout in which a National Park Service ranger was killed was charged with transporting bullets into the U.S. U.S. Magistrate Bernardo Velasco ordered Dionicio Ramirez Lopez, 20, held after he waived a preliminary hearing in Tucson.
April 6, 2011 | By Richard Marosi, Los Angeles Times
The morning commute from their oceanside homes in Tijuana had become routine for friends Sergio Luna and Kevin Romero. The Californians, who had moved to Mexico to save money, liked to beat the congestion at the border crossing by arriving before 3 a.m. But Monday morning they never made it to their jobs in San Diego. As they sat in their Mazda pickup truck in the line of traffic, a gunman tapped on the window and fatally shot both men with a 9-millimeter weapon, according to Baja California authorities.
January 24, 1996
Sheriff's homicide investigators have contacted Mexican authorities, seeking help in tracking down the companion of a 72-year-old Manhattan Beach artist who was recently found slain in his home. Roberto Lopez, 27, is believed to have fled to an unspecified location in Mexico after the beating death of Lester Hunter, whose body was found on the floor of his home Jan. 14.
September 20, 2008 | Ken Ellingwood, Times Staff Writer
Authorities have cleared three men who were arrested in connection with a deadly grenade attack on a public celebration in western Mexico. The federal attorney general's office said in a statement issued late Thursday that the men had "no link" to the attack Monday on crowds gathered for Independence Day festivities in Morelia, capital of Michoacan state. Seven people died and more than 100 others were injured in the twin blasts, which Mexican authorities blamed on organized crime.
February 12, 2009 | Richard Marosi
A Mexican man wanted in connection with the death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent last year has been arrested in Mexico and is being held pending extradition, according to U.S. federal authorities. This is the second time Mexican authorities have arrested Jesus Navarro Montes, a 23-year-old alleged drug smuggler who U.S. officials suspect drove a sport utility vehicle that ran over agent Luis Aguilar at the Imperial Sand Dunes in Imperial County on Jan. 19, 2008. After an intense, three-day manhunt, Navarro was captured in Mexicali, but Mexican authorities released him last June, drawing criticism from U.S. officials.
April 6, 2013 | By Richard Winton, Richard Marosi and Kate Mather
Mexican authorities said they were conducting an extensive search for a man suspected of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 10-year-old Northridge girl. Mexican police issued wanted posters for the suspect, Tobias Dustin Summers, on Friday. Police have been alerted in the Baja California cities of Tijuana, Tecate, Ensenada and Rosarito Beach. Alfredo Arenas, commander of the Baja California state police fugitive squad, said Mexican authorities are in daily contact with LAPD officials.  “We want to find the guy before he rapes a Mexican kid,” Arenas said.
July 5, 2011 | By Tracy Wilkinson, Los Angeles Times
Mexican officials on Monday announced the capture of one of the country's most wanted fugitives, an army deserter who authorities say helped create the vicious Zetas gang and is suspected in the slaying of a U.S. federal agent. Mexican federal police paraded Jesus Rejon Aguilar before reporters early Monday, a day after he was caught — not in the Zetas stronghold of northeastern Mexico but barely an hour outside Mexico City. Among numerous alleged crimes, Rejon was wanted in connection with the Feb. 15 ambush death of Jaime Zapata, an agent with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency on temporary assignment in Mexico.
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