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Murder suspect who fled to Mexico returned to Anne Arundel County

Wanted for Glen Burnie double murder
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Posted at 11:14 AM, Apr 19, 2019

A 19-year-old Brooklyn man who was arrested in Mexico after police linked him and his wife to a grisly double-murder in Glen Burnie was extradited back to Anne Arundel County from Texas Wednesday.

Edwin Javier Hurtado-Valdez, 19, and his wife, 18-year-old wife Cambrea May Lynn Sieck, both of the 3700 block of Tenth Street in Brooklyn, were wanted for the March 24 double murder of two men at an apartment complex in the 300 block of Highland Drive in Glen Burnie. Anne Arundel County Police believe it was a targeted slaying.

Through their investigation, police spoke to multiple witnesses who described the suspect and the vehicle used in the crime. On March 25, the vehicle was found in the 8000 block of Sexton Road in Pasadena. After getting a search warrant, police found what they believed to be evidence related to the murders inside and outside of the vehicle.

Detectives used the physical evidence and witness statements to get a warrant for Hurtado-Valdez and Sieck, charging the former with first- and second-degree murder, two counts of first- and second-degree assault, and firearm use in a felony violent crime, and charging the latter with two counts of accessory after the fact.

By March 27, police learned Hurtado-Valdez was in Nuevo Laredo in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas, near the United States/Mexican border town of Laredo, Texas. That evening, Hurtado-Valdez was arrested in Mexico and brought to Texas where he was turned over to U.S. Marshals.

At the time of his arrest, Sieck remained at large, but by March 28, a Fugitive Apprehension Team was able to convince her family she should turn herself in, which she did at the Anne Arundel County Police Eastern District shortly after midnight.

Sieck is being held at the Anne Arundel County Detention Center on no bond. Hurtado-Valdez was turned over to the county police on April 17. There was no further status update on his detention.

This is now the second murder suspect to head to Mexico in roughly a month. Keith and Valeria Smith, who were both suspects in the murder of Jacquelyn Smith, were arrested right before they were about to cross the U.S/Mexico border. The father-daughter duo had originally made up an elaborate story about how Jacquelyn was killed by a panhandler, a story that swiftly unraveled.