One of the U.S. Marshals Service's top 15 most-wanted fugitives was caught in Cancun, Mexico, on Friday after 24 years on the run.
Vincent Legrend Walters, 45, was wanted on a charge of kidnapping, murder and drug charges in relation to a San Diego case in 1988, the service said to Reuters.
Walters had been working at the Cancun international airport under the assumed name of Oscar Rivera, The Associated Press said.
An undercover Drug Enforcement Agency operation targeted Walters in 1988, during which he took three individuals hostage in an attempt to trade them for confiscated drugs, Reuters said.
Christina Reyes, one of the hostages, died after being gagged with a chemical-soaked rag, The Associated Press said. The other two hostages were released.