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Accused Murderer May Soon Return to Columbus; Victim's Body Sought
COLUMBUS (Ken Hines) -- An accused murderer locked up in Wisconsin may soon return to central Ohio to face charges connected to the death of his ex-girlfriend, as police try to identify the location of the woman's body.
Investigators believe Sar I will soon waive his right to an extradition hearing, clearing the way for police to transport him to Columbus, where he is charged with the 2012 murder of his coworker and ex-girlfriend, Claudia Escobar.
Federal and local authorities arrested Sar I in Janesville, Wis. on November 13, more than a year-and-a-half after his alleged involvement in Escobar's disappearance. The 29-year-old mother of two has not been found, and is presumed dead.
Investigators believe, based on discussions with I, that Escobar's body may be buried at an undisclosed landfill. Detectives believe the body could be located in an 2-3 acre, 20 feet deep area within the landfill, according to Det. Jay Fulton.
Fulton and his fellow investigators will attempt to narrow that searchable area further before seeking permission to dig at the landfill.
I is charged with murder, kidnapping, and gross abuse of a corpse in connection with Escobar's disappearance.