SACRAMENTO, Calif. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- A woman wanted by the FBI for a murder with Reno-area ties has been arrested in Peru.
According to a press release, Nazira Maria Cross, 48, was arrested by Peruvian National Police at her current residence in Peru. Cross, a Costa Rican national, was wanted by the FBI for Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution in connection to the murder of her husband in Plumas County, California in July 2008. Cross allegedly poisoned her husband, then drove him to Lovelock, where the couple owned a ranch, and buried him on the property. While waiting for the autopsy results, Cross fled and has remained a fugitive until her capture on Wednesday.
The United States has a pending extradition request for the return of Cross and will continue to work closely with the Peruvian Government authorities, in accordance with the extradition treaty with Peru, to ensure Cross’ return to face prosecution.
The Nevada State Attorney General’s Office, Plumas County Sheriff’s Office, Reno Police Department, and Peruvian National Police all played vital roles in the apprehension of Cross.