one FBI Most Wanted recently arrested in mexico he reportedly lived Under an assumed identity, I taught yoga classes. Jorge Rueda Landeros has been on the run for more than a decade after he allegedly killed college professor Sue Malcolm on October 25, 2010 at his home in Maryland.
His arrest came as a surprise to those who knew him, who had traveled the world as a seemingly mild-mannered hippie under another name, Leon Ferrara, in the Mexican city of Guadalajara.
The yoga teacher’s students were concerned when he suddenly disappeared while walking his dog in mid-December. They filed a missing persons report with the police, but soon Leon Ferrara did not exist and a man who lived by that name was arrested and put in jail on an outstanding Interpol warrant. It turns out that there is according to spanish newspapers El Pais.
Rueda Landeros, a dual citizen of Mexico and the United States, is the prime suspect in the murder of Malcolm, an accounting professor at the American University in Washington, DC. .
Landeros originally met in a Spanish class Malcolm was teaching, and the two began to develop a “personal and financial relationship.” According to the FBIThe two reportedly shared a life insurance policy, which authorities believed was the motive behind the crime. Shortly after Malcolm’s murder, Rueda Landeros fled to Mexico.
Rueda Landeros on the Run reportedly Washington Post To deny his role in the murder, he admitted that the two shared financial ties and that his DNA was all over Malcolm’s house.
“I understand what they see from the end,” said Rueda Landeros. Said Washington Post 2011. I drank water from a glass. I ate there with a fork. I slept on that bed and sofa.
“It doesn’t look good,” he was quoted as saying. “That’s why I’m in Mexico.”
Then Rueda Landeros disappeared for over a decade.
El Pais Speaking from prison with Rueda Landeros after his recent arrest, he continued to deny any involvement.
“I’m innocent … obviously not all. But about what I’m accused of”, Rueda Landeros Said El PaisHe said he hadn’t followed the case in the news for the past 10 years. During his hiding, he was also called Sadhu Leon, an Indian yogi name, and sometimes pretended to be the son of a Brazilian or Turkish diplomat.
“Once I got off the radar, I completely forgot [the investigation]It’s still hard to react to the name “Jorge”. There is little about him anymore,” Rueda Landeros told the Spanish newspaper.
Rueda Landeros is expected to be extradited to the United States and prosecuted, and officials believe there is a solid case against him.
Marcus Jones, the Montgomery County Police Chief in charge of the case, called Markham’s murder a “heinous crime” and accused Rueda Landeros of committing the “heartless” murder. Press conference announced an arrest.
“I’m happy to catch him after all these years,” Jones said, praising the cooperation of Mexican authorities and the FBI in the arrest.
The victim’s brother, Alan Markham, Said Washington Post He was “delighted” with his arrest.
“Assuming he actually does this and gets convicted and goes to jail, he can’t do this to anyone else. That’s what I’ve always wanted,” Malcolm said. I was.
The arrest reportedly came as a shock to those who knew Rueda Landeros as peace-loving yoga teacher Leon Ferrera.
“I feel sad. I know Leon, but I don’t know who Jorge is,” said one student. Said El Pais“If I had the chance to sit with him, I would have to ask him a lot of questions.”
“Leon is innocent, but I don’t know Jorge,” she said.