Chicago man wanted for murder of wife extradited from Mexico

- A Chicago man who was wanted for the murder of his wife nearly three years ago in the Southwest Side Brighton Park neighborhood has been extradited from Mexico.

Cesar Sanabria, 34, was taken into custody by Mexican authorities on Jan. 14 in Jalisco, Mexico, the FBI announced in a statement Tuesday.

An international manhunt had been under way for Sanabria since March 28, 2014, when he was charged with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution, according to the FBI.

Sanabria was wanted in connection with the stabbing death of 31-year-old Lady Diana Sanabria, according to the FBI.

Lady Diana Sanabria was found with a slashed throat in her apartment in the 4400 block of South Richmond about 7 p.m. Nov. 3, 2013, authorities said.

Her husband had not been since that day, and authorities believed he was the killer. Investigators believe he boarded a plane at O’Hare that day and flew to Mexico City.

The search for Sanabria was coordinated by the Chicago FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force, comprised of FBI Special Agents, Chicago Police detectives and investigators from the Cook County sheriff’s office.

Sanabria was extradited to Chicago on Wednesday and charged with one count of first-degree murder, according to the statement.

According to the Cook County sheriff’s office, he was ordered held without bond and is next scheduled to appear in court Aug. 24.

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