Javier Mendez Ovalle Arrested: 23-Year-Old Arrested, Charged In Murder Of Teenager

Javier Mendez Ovalle was arrested and charged in a 2013 murder of a teenage girl. According to The SpreadIt, Ovalle was turned into police by his parents one year after the murder of Sandra Camacho, 19. The 23-year-old college student reportedly tricked Camacho into thinking that he was a talent agent. He reached out to her on Facebook and convinced her to come meet him in Mexico City. On June 27, the two met at Ovalle’s apartment and got into an argument (about the fact that Ovalle lied) that turned physical.

“[Ovalle] pushed the lady who suffered a minor head injury… Camacho got up and continued screaming at the man. Out of anger, Mendez Ovalle strangled [Camacho], panicked, and proceeded to dismember [her] body.”

Javier Mendez Ovalle was arrested after he completely changed his identity in an effort to avoid prosecution. For a while, things worked out for Ovalle. He lived and worked in San Juan del Rio, just a couple of miles from where the incident with Camacho occurred. He changed his name and never contacted his family or his friends again, flying under the radar for quite some time. After things settled down, Ovalle decided to call his parents and let them know where he was. His parents promptly called authorities straight away and Ovalle was taken into custody earlier this month.

According to the Mail Online, Ovalle was extremely smart. He has often been referred to as a “genius” and has been dubbed “boy genius killer.”

“Mendez Ovalle has been described as an introverted and extremely gifted physics student and the year before the murder, he won bronze for Mexico in International Physics Olympiads.”

It’s amazing that Javier Mendes Ovalle was arrested so close to where the crime occurred. A prosecutor’s office spokesperson explained that there was a “worldwide” search for Ovalle… but he was under the noses of authorities for over the past 12 months.

“He never came back to his apartment or his old life and there was a worldwide search for him until we found him here right on our doorstep.”

There have been a lot of strange things happening in the news lately. In a related report by The Inquisitr, two couples in California were arrested after kidnapping a woman and holding her captive in a garage for two days. Police say that money was the sole motive in the case. All four people involved are being held on $2 million bail and face life in prison without parole.

[Photo courtesy of CNN Mexico]