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EXTRADITED: Homicide suspect travels from Tulsa to Baltimore

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Posted at 5:28 AM, Jun 20, 2024

TULSA, Okla. — A man suspected of multiple murders recently caught in Tulsa is being extradited to Maryland.

Seven officials from the Department of Homeland Security confirmed this to 2 News while gathered at the jail.

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A nationwide search for Victor Antonio Martinez Hernandez ended June 15 at a Tulsa sports bar, where the 23-year-old murder suspect ran into Tulsa police.

WATCH: 2 News covered his arrest:

TPD arrests man suspected of numerous murders across the U.S.

Police suspect him of multiple murders from coast to coast.

Hernandez illegally entered the United States after being wanted for murder in El Salvador before winding up in Los Angeles, according to the Tulsa Police Department.

Allegedly, Hernandez violently assaulted a nine-year-old girl and her mother during a home invasion there.

In August, police said Rachel Morin from Harford County, MD, disappeared while walking a trail. Then 11 days after her body was found just off the trail, DNA on the scene matched that of the Los Angeles home invasion, pointing to Hernandez.

A months-long manhunt involving state and federal agencies ensued, ended in Tulsa on June 15.

TPD found Hernandez at a sports bar near 21st and Garnett following a reported FBI tip.

TPD Capt. Richard Meulenberg told 2 News shortly after the arrest, “He fled there [Maryland], came to Tulsa. And again, last night, officers with the Tulsa Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation found him, put him in custody, and he's sitting in there in Tulsa County right now awaiting extradition.”

2 News talked to the Department of Homeland Security prior to being extradited.

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Now, Hernandez is being returned to Harford County to face first-degree murder and first-degree rape charges.


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