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.
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.