BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A man who was wanted for murder has been located in Mexico, according to the Kern County Sheriff's Office.
On March 13, deputies responded to a report of a stabbing in the 900 block of South Union Avenue in southeast Bakersfield.
When deputies arrived, they located 31-year-old Ivan Garcia suffering from stab wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
During the course of the investigation, detectives were able to determine that Garcia and 35-year-old Peter Moreno were involved in a physical altercation. During the altercation, detectives said Moreno stabbed Garcia several times before leaving the area.
A warrant was issued for Moreno charging him with murder.
Detectives later found out that Moreno fled to Mexico.
The Kern County Sheriff's Office said with the assistance of the Ventura County Sheriff's Office and the United States Marshals Service, Moreno was located in Yucatán, Mexico and extradited back to the United States on August 14 to face charges.
Moreno will be booked into the Kern County Jail.
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