EL DORADO, Kan. - A man suspected in the slaying of a college student who led a secret life as an Internet porn performer was arrested yesterday in Mexico, authorities said.
Israel Mireles, 24, was arrested on a homicide warrant at a relative's home in Mexico, about 70 miles southwest of Eagle Pass, Texas.
He was being held pending extradition, U.S. Deputy Marshal Logan Kline said.
Mireles has been charged with murder, rape and aggravated criminal sodomy in the death of 18-year-old Emily Sander, Jan Satterfield, prosecutor in Butler County, Kansas, said.
Sander, a Butler Community College student, was last seen alive on Nov. 23 when she left an El Dorado bar with a man police identified as Mireles.
Her disappearance drew nationwide attention after the discovery that she led a secret life as an Internet pornography model named Zoey Zane.
Her body was found six days later, about 50 miles east of El Dorado, as police traced the route they believed Mireles took to pick up his 16-year-old girlfriend, Victoria Martens, in Baxter Springs.
U.S. Marshal Troy Oberly said Martens, who is eight months pregnant, was found unharmed in the same Mexican city but doesn't want to return to the United States. She is not being charged.
Authorities have said that a bloody bedspread missing from a motel room that Mireles was staying in was found near Sander's body.
Police have not released details about the cause of Sander's death, but say her Internet activity had no connection to her disappearance.