Regional
8:55 pm
Fri July 9, 2010

Body Of Escaped El Paso Inmate Found In Sunland Park Landfill

Sunland Park – Sheriff's officials say the body of a federal inmate who escaped from jail in El Paso was found at a landfill eight miles away in New Mexico.

El Paso County deputy Jesse Tovar said the body of 30-year-old Carlos Roberto Medina Bailon was found Friday afternoon in a landfill in Sunland Park, N.M., that the jail's trash company uses. He still was wearing a dark blue jail jumpsuit and knee-high rubber boots when the jail trash collector discovered his body.

Authorities say Medina may have hidden in a large trash container when he escaped from the downtown El Paso jail earlier Friday.

Medina had been in the jail since June 6, when he was booked on federal charges of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute narcotics.


Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.