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Delay in transport of train murder suspect

Published: Monday, Apr. 7, 2014 - 4:56 pm

Placer County officials may have to wait up to 90 days to gain custody of one of three people suspected in the 2013 homicide of a transient train rider.

Laura Lee Kenner, 30, and two men were arrested in late March for the May, 2013 murder of John Paul Alpert, 19, a Southern California man taking a break from college to explore American by illegally riding freight trains.

But while Jules Clifford Carrillo, 21, and Edward Taylor Anauo, 23, arrested in Nebraska City, Neb,. have agreed to be transported to California to stand trial, Kenner, arrested in Farmington, NM, has refused.

“Laura Lee Kenner has not waived extradition, so the Placer DA’s Office is working with the authorities in New Mexico on the extradition process. ,” said Dee Dee Gunther, a spokeswoman for the Roseville Police Department, which handled the investigation.

Officials in New Mexico said the process could take 90 days.

Gunther said Carrillo and Anano will be transported soon.

The body of Alpert, of Palmdale, was found on a Roseville creek bed after suffering blunt force trauma. Authorities believe he died shortly after he arrived by freight trail March 16 or 17.


Call The Bee’s Ed Fletcher, (916) 321-1269. Follow him on Twitter @NewsFletch.

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