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Chicago man caught in Dallas, charged with 2014 Crete murder

Jesus Larosa | Will County Sheriff's Office

A 47-year-old Chicago man charged with the 2014 murder of an elderly south suburban man has been arrested in Texas and is awaiting extradition

Jesus Larosa was charged with three counts of first-degree murder for the death of 85-year-old Alfred Hilton on May 14, 2014, according to the Will County sheriff’s office.

Deputies were called to Hilton’s home in the 3200 block of Bemes Road in unincorporated Crete Township when he did not show up for a church event. He was found on his kitchen floor severely beaten and strangled, police said.

At the time, police described his death as “a robbery that went terribly wrong.”

After a recent tip, sheriff’s detectives identified Larosa as a suspect, and a warrant for his arrest was issued March 28. As law enforcement officials searched for him in Chicago, an acquaintance told Larosa authorities were after him, so he headed to Alabama, police said.

A manhunt by Alabama, Georgia and Texas law enforcement officers began, until Larosa was arrested Wednesday in a Walmart parking lot in Dallas by U.S. Marshals, police said.

He will face extradition from Dallas and be prosecuted in Will County. His bond was set at $3 million in the warrant.

Larosa was on parole at the time Hilton was murdered, after serving 20 years in prison for a prior murder conviction.

Larosa was arrested Wednesday in a Walmart Parking lot in Dallas. | Will County Sheriff's Office

Larosa was arrested Wednesday in a Walmart Parking lot in Dallas. | Will County Sheriff’s Office