PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A man accused of killing his wife and three children last month and dumping their bodies into the Pacific has been captured in Mexico, the FBI said Monday.
The bureau placed Christian Longo on its "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" list on Friday. It said at the time that Longo should be considered "armed, extremely dangerous and an escape risk."
FBI agents accompanied Mexican authorities in making the arrest, said Beth Anne Steele, FBI spokeswoman in Portland. Longo was captured sometime over the weekend in the outskirts of Cancun, a law enforcement official said.
The official, discussing the apprehension only on grounds of anonymity, said details were to be announced later Monday in the FBI's Portland field office.
Longo, 27, is accused of killing his wife, MaryJane, 34, and children, Zachary, 4, Sadie Ann, 3, and Madison, 2, then dumping their bodies into two Pacific Coast inlets.
MaryJane Longo's father, Jim Baker of Traverse City, Mich., said police notified family members early Monday that Longo had been caught but provided no details. He described his reaction as "a sigh of relief."
Baker said the delay in catching Longo had been difficult for his other children.
"I was so busy taking care of things about my daughter that I'd pretty much blocked out thinking about him ... but my kids wanted him caught. They wanted him to pay for what he did to our family," Baker said. "I knew they'd get him eventually. I feel very good about it."
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