A man charged in a 2015 double homicide in Kansas City has fled to Mexico, according to federal authorities.
Jose Yepes-Zavala, 42, allegedly shot four people on July 26, 2015, at a party in the 400 block of Colorado Avenue. Two of the victims died from their injuries.
Jackson County prosecutors subsequently charged Yepes-Zavala with two counts of second-degree murder in the deaths of Antonio Hernandez, 31, and Omero Garcia, 39.
On Monday, he was charged in federal court in Kansas City with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.
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According to court documents filed in the federal case, investigators obtained a court order to track Yepes-Zavala’s cellphone and also received information from a confidential informant that he is living in Mexico.