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Suspect in 2010 Cumming murder extradited from Mexico
Jorge Montiel
Jorge Montiel

A Mexican man suspected of killing a Cumming woman in her home in October 2010 was extradited from Mexico and taken into custody Tuesday, July 17, at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Jorge Montiel, 32, returned to Mexico before law enforcement could execute arrest warrants for burglary, aggravated sodomy and murder.

Maria Hernandez-Reyes, 34, was found dead Oct. 13, 2010, in her Park Street home in Cumming by a man who rented a room in the house from her and her husband.

“Because Montiel returned to Mexico, the Bell-Forsyth Judicial Circuit District Attorney authorized international extradition for Montiel,” according to a Georgia Bureau of Investigation news release.

The FBI office in Gainesville obtained a federal warrant for Montiel, and agents took him into custody.

A Forsyth County grand jury indicted Montiel in 2011 on charges of murder, felony murder, burglary, aggravated sexual battery and aggravated sodomy, though he still had not been located.

“The U.S. (Department of Justice) was ultimately responsible for and successful in working with the Mexican Government to facilitate the return of Montiel,” according to the GBI news release.

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