George Venizelos, left, the FBI assistant director of the New York field office, and Loretta Lynch, center, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, walks past a display showing Juan Elias Garcia, left, and his alleged murder victims Vanessa Argueta and her son Diego Torres, right, at a press conference, Wednesday March 26, 2014 in New York. The FBI announced that Garcia, 21, has been added to the their "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" list for his alleged role in the 2010 slayings of his 19-year-old girlfriend and her 2-year-old son on Long Island in New York. The FBI said that the Salvadoran is the last of four MS-13 gang members being sought in the killings. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)AP2014
Police in Nicaragua on Thursday arrested a presumed MS-13 gang member who had been added the day before to the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" list as a suspect in the 2010 killings of his 19-year-old girlfriend and her toddler son in New York state.
Officials say Juan Elías García, who is also known by the nickname "Cruzito," was detained near the U.S. Embassy in Managua and immediately turned over to the FBI. They gave no other details about the arrest.
The 21-year-old suspect was added to the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" on Wednesday, the first MS-13 gang member to make the list.
Prosecutors allege the El Salvador-native lured Vanessa Argueta and her 2-year-old son into the woods around Central Islip, N.Y., in February 2010 where two other gang members shot them to death.
Based on reporting by the Associated Press.