Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Homicide suspect Ernesto Reyes extradited to United States
On Oct. 9, 2007 Mr. Reyes was taken into custody by United States Marshal Deputies and Mexican Law Enforcement Authorities as he left a house in Celaya Guanajuato, Mexico.
CARROLLTON On May 21, murder suspect Ernesto Reyes was extradited back to the United States to face homicide charges for the Sept. 25, 2007 slaying of Melanie Goodwin, a 19-year-old college student.
Ms. Goodwin’s burned body was found the morning of Sept. 25, 2007 in the 3200 Blk of Keller Springs Rd. Police investigators identified Mr. Reyes as a suspect in the homicide and began a nationwide manhunt.
The extradition process came to a close today after Mr. Reyes was handed over to United States Marshal Service Deputies by Mexican Authorities and he was flown back to the United States. Mr. Reyes was turned over to Carrollton Police Department Investigators upon arrival in the United States. Mr. Reyes was transported directly to the Dallas County Jail by Carrollton Police Investigators where he was processed into the detention facility on the charge of Capital Murder.
The hard work and support of the United States Marshals Office Joint East Texas Fugitive Task Force was instrumental in locating and safely taking Mr. Reyes into custody. The Dallas County District Attorney’s Office, State Department, and U.S. Marshals office were instrumental in working with Mexican authorities to complete the extradition process and return Mr. Reyes safely to U.S. soil.
Source: Carrollton Police Department