A man sought for more than a decade for a slaying in
is in police custody tonight after being extradited from Mexico.
The body of 28-year-old
resident Flavio Venancio was found in a pond near the Schaumburg train station on May 25, 2001, drowned after being beaten and stabbed.
An arrest warrant had been issued May 30, 2001, for Jose Camacho of Hanover Park, who Schaumburg police believe killed Venancio during an alcohol-fueled argument, police said in a news release today.
Police believe Camacho fled back to his homeland of Mexico, but the murder warrant remained active and in December 2009 a federal arrest warrant was added alleging unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.
, the U.S. Department of State, Mexican officials and the Schaumburg police kept working together until the arrest of Camacho, now 43, in September 2011 in Mexico, more than a decade after the slaying, according to Schaumburg police.
state's attorney's office worked with all the parties to arrange Camacho's extradition, and he was turned over to Schaumburg police custody today, in advance of a bond court hearing scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse, police said.