Fugi­tive ar­rested in Mexico

Los Angeles Times - - OBITUARIES - — Joseph Serna

Af­ter more than 30 years on the lam, a man ac­cused of killing his es­tranged wife’s male com­pan­ion with his car in Bev­erly Hills has been ar­rested in Mexico, po­lice said Thurs­day.

Juan Je­sus Flores, 67, is be­ing held with­out bail in Los An­ge­les County jail on sus­pi­cion of killing Robert Garver in 1983.

Bev­erly Hills po­lice say that on April 3, 1983, Flores, his daugh­ter, his es­tranged wife and her friend, Garver, were at Roxbury Park for a joint vis­i­ta­tion when Flores and Garver got into some kind of con­fronta­tion.

Po­lice would not say what the con­fronta­tion was about, but said that it ended with Flores hit­ting Garver with his car. Garver was taken to a hos­pi­tal, where he was in crit­i­cal con­di­tion for three days be­fore he died.

In the mean­time, Flores had turned him­self in to po­lice, who ar­rested him on sus­pi­cion of as­sault with a deadly weapon. Flores posted bail and when Garver died April 6, Flores fled to his na­tive Mexico.

Flores lived there for 32 years. But he was re­cently caught and, on June 5, ex­tra­dited to Los An­ge­les. Jail records show he is due in court July 13.

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