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Man wanted for 2013 murder caught at EP Port of Entry

A man wanted for the alleged murder of a Lufkin man was arrested by United States Custom and Border Protection agents as he attempted to enter the United States from Mexico through Eagle Pass on Saturday, December, 1, 2018.

28 -year-old Miguel Hernandez Monsivais (10/17/1990) was placed under arrest over the weekend at International Bridge No. 2 and was then turned over to the Maverick County Sheriff’s Department where he was transported to the Tom Bowles Detention Center for processing.

Monsivais had eluded capture for approximately 5 years after it was alleged that he had been involved in a Murder in Lufkin, Texas.

As of August 19, 2013, Lufkin Police Department has held a warrant for the arrest of Miguel Hernandez Monsivais. Back in 2013, Lufkin Police Detectives obtained the warrant for the first degree felony offense of Murder, following an investigation into an August 14 vehicle fire and death.

According to information from an Angelina County grand jury indictment, two suspects were indicted in connection to the death of a Lufkin man found in a burning pickup truck in August 2013.

Daniel Andres Muniz, 30, of Winnie is charged with tampering with physical evidence and Kristine Maldonado Garcia, 25, of Lufkin, is charged with murder. Muniz and Garcia are two of three suspects connected to the death of Efren Mora Elizondo, 47.

Miguel Hernandez-Monsivais, 22, of Lufkin, is wanted on a charge of first-degree murder and is now in custody after 5 years of hiding in Mexico.

According to a police investigation, Garcia helped Monsivais lure Elizondo to Monsivais’ home on Aug. 15, where Monsivais beat Elizondo to death because he thought Elizondo was a “snitch.” An affidavit states Monsivais is a drug dealer and wanted to make a statement to the drug community.

Police believe Muniz helped Monsivais get rid of the body by putting it in the back of Elizondo’s pickup and torching it in the area of Renfro Drive in Lufkin, Texas.

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