Posted: Friday, January 18th 2013 at 10:12am
Fugitive found in Mexico, returned to Gwinnett Co.
By The Associated Press
LAWRENCEVILLE - Authorities say a fugitive has been returned from Mexico to metro Atlanta to face charges in the death of his 2-year-old daughter.
The FBI says 28-year-old Christian Vasquez was extradited to Gwinnett County from Mexico City Thursday. He had been arrested in July by Mexican law enforcement officers in the town of Puebla.
Authorities say Vasquez's daughter died after he hit her with something, and he then hid her body in the attic of their Lawrenceville home.
Investigators seeking to arrest him learned that he had likely fled to Mexico.
A Gwinnett County grand jury indicted him in August 2008 on charges of murder, felony murder, aggravated assault and cruelty to children.
Vasquez was being held in the Gwinnett County Jail. It wasn't immediately clear whether he had a lawyer.
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