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Suspect in 2010 Cumming murder extradited from Mexico
Jorge Montiel
Jorge Montiel

A Mexican man suspected in a October 2010 murder in Cumming was extradited from Mexico and taken into custody Tuesday at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Jorge Montiel, 32, returned to Mexico before law enforcement could execute arrest warrants for burglary, aggravated sodomy and murder. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Maria Hernandez-Reyes was found dead Oct. 13, 2010, in her Park Street home in Cumming.

2010 murder
“Because Montiel returned to Mexico, the Bell-Forsyth Judicial Circuit District Attorney authorized international extradition for Montiel,” according to a GBI news release.

The FBI office in Gainesville obtained a federal warrant for Montiel, and agents took him into custody in Mexico.

A Forsyth County grand jury indicted Montiel on charges of murder, felony murder, burglary, aggravated sexual battery and aggravated sodomy while law enforcement searched for him.

“The U.S. (Department of Justice) was ultimately responsible for and successful in working with the Mexican Government to facilitate the return of Montiel,” according to the GBI news release.

In 2010, GBI officials said a man who rented a room from Hernandez-Reyes and her husband found her body.