Even possible breast implants and dressing as a woman was not enough to hide fugitive Max Montijo-Lamadrid from U.S. Marshals.

Tucson teen Tanee Natividad was shot and killed in 2001/Photo courtesy MySpace tribute page

Lamadrid, 34, who was able to elude authorities for a decade by “assuming another identity” and moving frequently all around Mexico, was arrested Oct. 19, according to a news release from the U.S. Marshals Service.

Noted as one of Pima County’s and America’s Most Wanted, Lamadrid had a warrant out for first-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of Tucson teen Tanee Natividad on Nov. 18, 2001.

Natividad, a 16-year-old Palo Verde High School student, was with a friend sitting in a car at the Jack-in-the-Box drive through at Speedway Boulevard and Swan Road when she was shot in the head.

Marshals say LaMadrid indiscriminately opened fire on the car as he believed the vehicle contained a person who had earlier shot and killed one of his friends in the restaurant parking lot.

He was wrong. Lemadrid and Natividad had never met.

Max Montijo-Lamadrid was arrested in Mexico Oct. 19/Photo courtesy Pima County Attorney website

Lamadrid spent the next decade so bent on avoiding capture that investigators thought he possibly got a boob job to better hide his identity, according to America’s Most Wanted website.

“(Investigators) believe that the murder suspect may have undergone breast implant surgery to appear more like a woman,” America’s Most Wanted noted. “They also believe that Montijo-LaMadrid habitually crosses the Arizona-Mexico border dressed as a woman.”

Lamadrid was taken into custody by the Sonora State Investigative Police, in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, and will be transported to Mexico City by the Mexico Federal Investigative Agency.

There he will await extradition to Pima County, pursuant to a provisional arrest warrant.

Party’s over, dudette.


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