Body of es­capee found in land­fill

Austin American-Statesman - - LOCALBRIEFING -

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.

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