Sunnyside Murder Suspect Arrested in Mexico
A five-year-old murder case in the Lower Valley catches a break in Mexico after authorities arrested the prime suspect wanted for killing Veronica Ayala. Federal agents tell our news partner KIMA Action News Eric Flores is in custody.
Ayala’s family has been waiting for any progress finding her killer and hold on to treasured memories. U.S. Marshals confirm authorities in Mexico arrested Eric Flores, the prime suspect in Ayala’s murder. Veronica Ayala was shot at an apartment near 6th Street in Sunnyside in 2007. Deputy Marshal Jeff Marty says the details of Flores’ arrest are limited, but his team is working to extradite Flores back to the U.S for prosecution. Federal Marshals say extraditing Flores could take more than a year. For Ayala’s family, the arrest means there could finally be answers.
Federal Marshals say they do not know why police in Mexico arrested Flores.
Flores faces second degree murder charges for Veronica Ayala’s death.