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Suspect in south Sacramento killing arrested in Tijuana after FBI investigation

Joshua Thomas Vaden, 30, was arrested by Tijuana police  Sunday and was deported back to the United States Monday.
Joshua Thomas Vaden, 30, was arrested by Tijuana police Sunday and was deported back to the United States Monday. Sacramento County Sheriff's Department

A suspect in an FBI investigation into a south Sacramento killing was arrested in Tijuana, Mexico, Sunday after a 49-year-old man was found dead in April.

Joshua Thomas Vaden, 30, was arrested by Tijuana police and was deported to the United States on Monday, according to a news release issued by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department.

The FBI launched an investigation into Vaden’s whereabouts earlier this month on the suspicion that he had planned to flee to Mexico, according to previous reporting by The Bee.

He is suspected of killing Damien Michael, who was found dead in his home in the 7000 block of Peevey Court on April 14. Michael was determined to have been the victim of a “violent assault.”

Vaden is in custody and is being held without bail, according to the sheriff’s department.

Michael’s vehicle, a gray 2017 Ford Fiesta with an Illinois license plate that reads AM73381, is still missing, according to the sheriff’s department.

A person of interest in the investigation is outstanding as well. She can be seen in photos provided by the sheriff’s department.

Anyone with information regarding the missing car or the person of interest is asked to call the sheriff’s department at 916-874-5115.

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