CHICAGO – An Illinois man on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted list for allegedly stalking and killing two former girlfriends has been captured in Mexico, the FBI announced Friday.
Michael Alfonso (search), 35, was arrested Thursday without incident in Veracruz, Mexico, said Thomas Kneir, special agent in charge of the FBI's Chicago office.
Alfonso was handed over to American authorities and flown to Houston, where officials said he will be held until he can be sent back to Illinois.
Alfonso is accused in the shooting death of 28-year-old Genoveva Velasquez in June 2001 in the parking lot of a restaurant were she worked, and of 23-year-old Sumanear Yang in 1992.
He was arrested after a person in Mexico recognized him from the television show "America's Most Wanted" and contacted the U.S. Embassy, Kneir said.
Authorities in Kendall and DuPage counties said Friday they are planning to seek the death penalty.
Alfonso, who is a registered sex offender in Illinois, legally changed his name from Michael Alfonso Johnson after Yang disappeared, according to the FBI.