Body of escapee found in landfill
The body of a federal inmate who escaped from jail in El Paso was found at a landfill eight miles away in New Mexico, sheriff’s officials said Friday.
El Paso County Deputy Jesse Tovar said the body of Carlos Roberto Medina Bailon, 30, was found Friday afternoon in the Sunland Park, N.M., landfill that the jail’s trash company uses. He still was wearing a dark blue jail jumpsuit and knee-high rubber boots.
Authorities said Medina, who escaped from the downtown El Paso jail early Friday, may have slipped out by hiding in a trash bin.
Medina had been in the jail since June 6, when he was booked on federal charges of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute narcotics.