LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) —  The FBI has announced that a fugitive wanted for the 1993 slayings of his ex-wife and her boyfriend was returned to the US from Mexico on Friday.

Everardo Meza Alamillo, 46, a former resident of Santa Paula and a Mexican national, was arrested in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua last November.

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He was captured following a joint investigation involving the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office; FBI agents in California and Mexico City; and Mexican law enforcement officials.

Alamillo’s return Friday was announced by Deirdre L. Fike, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office, and Steven McLean, Chief of the Santa Paula Police Department.

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Detectives identified Alamillo as a suspect in the murder of his child’s mother, Adriana Castanon Meza, then-21, and her boyfriend, Armando Cauich, then-22, in Santa Paula in October 1993. Detectives said Alamillo fled to Mexico shortly after the slayings.

On August 5, 1994, Alamillo was indicted with two counts of murder by a grand jury in Ventura County, California, and a no bail warrant was issued for his arrest.

A provisional arrest warrant was recently issued in Mexico when investigators determined the specific location where he allegedly had been residing.

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He was held by authorities in Mexico City during extradition proceedings.