A Texas fugitive accused of killing his girlfriend in 2006 was captured this week in a rural area of southern Mexico, KRTK reported.
William Greer was listed on the U.S. Marshals' Most Wanted list for the murder of Tammy Marie Esquivel. Greer was living in Nacajuca in the Mexican state of Tabasco, where he had been living with a woman and two children, U.S. Marshals Southern District Chief Deputy Richard Hunter said in a news conference.
Greer, 52, was featured on “The Hunt with John Walsh,” was indicted on a murder charge in the death of Tammy Marie Esquivel in 2006. He told police that he watched Esquivel die when a gun “just went off” but at the time, police had no evidence, CNN reported..
During the past 10 years, Greer was allegedly spotted in Louisiana and Kentucky. He was also included in the U.S. Marshals' 15 Most Wanted List, CNN reported.
Authorities were able to verify his identity after seeing he was missing a toe on his left foot, something that had been publicized as one of Greer's distinguishing features, KRTK reported.
“It seemed like he was living pretty comfortably,” Hunter told KTRL. “We waited for him to leave his house, go pick up his kids from school, and that's when we approached him. We didn't really give him a chance to cooperate, but he didn't fight it.”
He is now being held in Harris County, Texas, without bail, KTRK reported.
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