Authorities used cell phone “pings” to track and arrest the father wanted for the fatal stabbings of his two young daughters and their mother.
28-year-old Miguel Mejias-Ramos, also known as Alex Jimenez, was arrested late Monday in Schulenburg, Texas between Houston and San Antonio.
Police say the triple murder suspect had been on the run following the gruesome stabbing of 21-year old Deisy Garcia and the couple’s 1 and 2-year-old girls.
Their bodies were discovered in their New York City home after family members said Garcia didn’t show up for church on Sunday.
Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Greg Trojacek saw the vehicle on the roadway and, along with Fayette County deputies and Schulenburg Police Department officers, surrounded the vehicle and took the subject into custody without incident, according to the news release.
The van that Mejia-Ramos was driving had been reported stolen.
As of Tuesday afternoon, New York detectives were en route to Fayette County, said Lt. David Beyer, sheriff’s office spokesman.
Area law enforcement officers assisting in the arrest were Trojacek, Fayette County Deputy Sheriff Mark Zimmerman, Schulenburg Police Sgt. Billy Dunsworth and Schulenburg Police Officer Josh Lumsford, according to the news release.