Authorities capture one of FBI's 10 most wanted fugitives, accused in Milwaukee homicides

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- One of the FBI's most wanted fugitives, Octaviano Juarez-Corro, has been captured after nearly 16 years on the run, Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Michael E. Hensle announced Friday, Feb. 4.

Juarez-Corro was the 525th person added to the fugitives list on Sep. 8, 2021 for a double homicide and multiple attempted homicides in Milwaukee.

Authorities say on May 26, 2006, Juarez-Corro shot and killed two people execution style and left three others wounded at a South Shore gathering for a large Memorial Day picnic.

His wife was left with gunshot wounds.

According to the FBI in Milwaukee and the FBI's International Operations Division, authorities worked closely with the CIA of Mexico's Attorney General Office to help capture Juarez-Corro Thursday evening, Feb. 3 in Guadalajara.

"I'm just so happy he was picked up, because there was a lot of work bringing the suspect into custody," said Milwaukee's former police chief Alfonso Morales.

Morales, now the chief in Fitchburg, worked this case as a lieutenant, supervising the homicide unit.

"You need to bring closure to the families," he said. "It just shows the passion in law enforcement for not forgetting and ultimately bringing that closure to the victims and the family members of the victims...to let them know hey, we did not forget about you."

Current Milwaukee Police Chief Jeffrey Norman was also on the case. He was with the homicide unit in 2006.

"This is a chapter that we can close and have some healing now, as far as the community and the victims' family."

This chapter -- the search and arrest -- is now closed, but Morales says with so much time that's passed, it can make closing other chapters in the case difficult. 

"Often times when years pass by, where did the witnesses go? Where did the victims go? And I think by you providing the air time it's going to allow the investigators time to find those witnesses to get this trial the attention it needs to bring justice."

The FBI's Most Wanted Fugitives list was established in 1950.

Juarez-Corro and an extended list can be found at FBI.gov.

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