MADISON (WKOW) – The final suspect being sought in a 2010 homicide was found deceased in his home country of Guatemala.
Until the time of his death, 27-year-old Billy Wenner-Say was being actively sought by the Madison Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Service. Wenner-Say was wanted for being party to a crime of first degree intentional homicide. He, and others, were accused of killing 19-year-old Antonio Perez, a rival gang member. The fatal shooting happened on Fordem Avenue in April 2010.
An autopsy on Wenner-Say positively identified his remains and indicated he had been shot. Details regarding his death are not known at this time.
Three other suspects have already been sentenced for their roles in the Perez homicide. However, another suspect, the man believed to have pulled the trigger, Ivan Mateo-Lozenzo tried to escape justice. Mateo-Lozenzo, also known as Arain Gutierrez, was arrested in December 2012 in Cancun, Mexico. He's currently being held in the Dane County Jail and his trial is expected to begin in May.
As this high-profile case closes, Madison police offer their gratitude to the U.S. Marshals for their continued support in tracking down fugitives.
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