Update on 01/09/2020 at 8:00 p.m.:
With the assistance of the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office, the FBI and other law enforcement agencies, Sifuentes was extradited to the United States. On January 8, 2020, he was interviewed by detectives of the Dallas Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit. Sifuentes admitted to his involvement in all three murders. Sifuentes was transported to the Dallas County Jail.
Original Post 01/08/2020:
The Dallas Police Department, the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation worked together to arrest longtime fugitive and serial killer, Jose Sifuentes, who was wanted for three capital murder offenses that occurred in Dallas.The murders spanned over five years from 1998 to 2003. Each was sexually motivated and the victims died as a result of homicidal violence.
Sifuentes, 42, was arrested in 2003 on the only known murder case at that time. He posted bond and fled to Mexico. While on the run, law enforcement discovered his DNA not only connected him to a murder in 2003, but to two other cold case murders in 1998.
In 2016, DPD and the DA’s Office applied for a provisional arrest warrant with the U.S. Department of Justice. This gave them the authority and means to search for Sifuentes in other jurisdictions.
Sifuentes, who was now wanted for federal unlawful flight to avoid prosecution, was located in San Vicente de Gonzalez, Nuevo Leon, Mexico and detained by the Fiscalia General de la Republica (FGR) Interpol on April 25, 2019. Sifuentes was then transported to Mexico City for extradition proceedings. He was escorted back to Dallas by two agents with the FBI’s Legal Attaché Office (Legat) in Mexico City and arrived on January 8, 2020 at DFW Airport. FBI Dallas special agents then transferred him to the custody of the Dallas Police Department.
The Dallas Police Department would like to thank the FBI, the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office and all law enforcement agencies who worked to ensure Sifuentes’s arrest. It took a collaborative effort to bring him back to Dallas.