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FBI: Reward helped capture fugitive in Mexico

Associated Press Modified: November 26, 2012 at 3:46 pm •  Published: November 26, 2012
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"We were dogged in our determination to find him, but when you have that many aliases, and you have that much money and connections and you move around that much, it makes it a little more difficult," FBI Special Agent Scott Garriola said.

Tips generated by Saenz's placement on the list and by a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading to his arrest aided his capture.

Los Angeles County prosecutors allege that Saenz shot and killed two rival gang members in July 1998 to retaliate for the beating of one of his associates.

Weeks later, he was accused of kidnapping, raping and killing his girlfriend, who was the mother of his daughter, because he feared she would tell authorities about the killings.

Authorities believe that Saenz fled to Mexico but was back in Southern California in October 2008, when a Whittier man was killed for failing to repay $600,000 in drug money after police seized the cash during a traffic stop.