Convicted killer Edward Salas captured in Mexico - KFDA - NewsChannel 10 / Amarillo News, Weather, Sports

Convicted killer Edward Salas captured in Mexico

Posted: Updated:
Edward Salas Edward Salas

A convicted killer on the FBI's most wanted list is now awaiting extradition to New Mexico.

The US Marshals Service says Edward Salas was taken into custody Thursday in Chihuahua City, Mexico.

Salas has been on the 15 most wanted fugitives list since December. He was later spotted in Texas but has been on the run ever since.

At the time of his escape from the Curry County Jail in 2008, Salas was serving a life sentence, plus 56 years for his role in the murder of Carlos Perez in 2005.

The victim was killed just one day before his 11th birthday.

Another fugitive in that same murder case was Noe Torres, who escaped at the same time as Salas. He was also caught in Mexico earlier this year.

  • Today's Local News HeadlinesToday's Local NewsMore>>

  • Scam targets college students

    Scam targets college students

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:53 PM EDT2014-04-18 03:53:02 GMT
    Millions of dollars in student loans are due each year, but now some scammers are taking advantage of students who are working hard to pay them off. In many cases, the student loan scammer claims to get rid of your debt, but asks for a fee up front.'When you are asked to pay a fee before you get the loan, that's actually illegal in this country. It's called an advanced fee loan scam," said Janna Kiehl with the Amarillo Better Business Bureau.But, student loan debt can quickly become overwhelm...
    Millions of dollars in student loans are due each year, but now some scammers are taking advantage of students who are working hard to pay them off. In many cases, the student loan scammer claims to get rid of your debt, but asks for a fee up front.'When you are asked to pay a fee before you get the loan, that's actually illegal in this country. It's called an advanced fee loan scam," said Janna Kiehl with the Amarillo Better Business Bureau.But, student loan debt can quickly become overwhelm...
  • Snack Pak 4 Kids needs help fighting summer hunger

    Snack Pak 4 Kids needs help fighting summer hunger

    Thursday, April 17 2014 9:27 PM EDT2014-04-18 01:27:33 GMT
    Amarillo, TX - Snack Pak 4 Kids works with area schools to end weekend hunger, but that hunger doesn't end when schools get out for summer.
    Amarillo, TX - Snack Pak 4 Kids works with area schools to end weekend hunger, but that hunger doesn't end when schools get out for summer.
  • Power of the Purse Luncheon

    Power of the Purse Luncheon

    Amarillo,TX - The annual Power of the Purse Luncheon brought many people to the Amarillo Civic Center today. 
    Amarillo,TX - The annual Power of the Purse Luncheon brought many people to the Amarillo Civic Center today.