Avacu Arroyo: Second Brother Arrested In 1980 Bar Killing

It took a while, but they got their men
It took a while, but they got their men

They'd been on the run from murder charges for more than 40 years, but the second of two brothers wanted for a 1980 bar killing has been arrested in Chicago and extradited here.

Avacu Arroyo, 60, and his brother Epifanio Jaime Arroyo, 55, "used multiple names and changed their identities throughout the past 31 years in an attempt to evade arrest," Houston police said.

Avacu was arrested without incident at his workplace in Chicago late last month a week after Epifanio had been arrested in Georgia.

The two were wanted for the 1980 stabbing death of Miguel Angel Frias, 31 in the parking lot outside the La Chancla Club at 2900 Luell. They had reportedly gotten into a dispute with Frias inside the bar.

Murder charges were filed within a month, but the two escaped detection until today's enhanced cold-case research techniques caught up with them.


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