Fugitive Captured, Charged '01 Schaumburg Homicide

Jose Camacho, 43, is charged with first-degree murder for the 2001 killing of Hanover Park resident Flavio Venancio

Thursday, Feb 2, 2012  |  Updated 8:31 PM CDT
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A Hanover Park man who fled to Mexico after allegedly beating, stabbing and leaving a man to drown nearly 11 years ago has been charged with murder.

Jose Camacho, 43, is charged with first-degree murder for the 2001 killing of Hanover Park resident Flavio Venancio, a release from Schaumburg police said.

His lifeless body was found floating in a pond near the Schaumburg train station on May 25, 2001 by a mosquito abatement district employee.

An autopsy found he had been beaten, stabbed and drowned, the release said.

Schaumburg detectives identified Camacho as the killer and believed an alcohol fueled argument was the motive, the release said. An arrest warrant was issued on May 30, 2001, but Camacho left the state shortly after the murder.

A federal arrest warrant was also issued on Dec. 15, 2009.

Police learned in 2009 that Camacho had fled to Mexico. And in September 2011, Mexican authorities located him and arrested him.

Camacho arrived at O’Hare Thursday morning where he was proceeded on the federal warrant and transferred by the FBI to the Schaumburg Police Dept.

Camacho will appear for a bond hearing on Friday at the Rolling Meadows courthouse.

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