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Nazira Maria Cross

Wife of Plumas homicide victim arrested in Peru

Published: Thursday, Jun. 5, 2014 - 9:05 am

The FBI's Sacramento office announced Thursday that a Plumas County woman wanted on suspicion of killing her husband has been arrested in Peru.

Nazira Maria Cross, 48, was wanted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in connection with the killing of her husband, Michael Cross, in 2008 at their home in rural Plumas County.

The FBI alleges that she poisoned her husband, and, while he was near death, drove him to Nevada. After he died, Cross is suspected of burying his body on his ranch in Lovelock.

She is also reported by authorities to have repeatedly driven over his grave.

On March 25 2009, a criminal complaint was filed in Plumas Superior Court, charging Cross with murder.

Cross’ fugitive posters first appeared on the Sacramento FBI’s website in 2008. A recent rebroadcast of the poster led to a tip that Cross, a Costa Rican national, was living in Peru.

She was arrested Thursday by the Peruvian National police on suspicion of unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.


Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.

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