Man Arrested In Ecuador In Connection With Brockton Deaths

Man Arrested In Ecuador After 2 Brockton Deaths
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BROCKTON (AP) – A man wanted for questioning over the deaths of a 25-year-old Ecuadorean woman and her toddler son has been arrested in his native Ecuador.

A judicial police official in Cuenca told The Associated Press on Friday that authorities are waiting for official U.S. documents related to the man going by the name of Luis Agustin Guaman Cela.

He was one of the last people seen with Maria Avelina Palaguachi-Cela and 2-year-old Brian Palaguachi before they were found dead in a trash bin in Brockton.

Prosecutors said Cela used one of his many aliases to flee the United States 2 1/2 hours after an anonymous tip led police to the woman’s body stuffed in a duffel bag Sunday night. No one has been charged with the killings.


Associated Press writer Gonzalo Solano in Quito, Ecuador, contributed to this report.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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