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Man accused of stuffing girlfriend's body in suitcase back in U.S.

October 24, 2012 | 10:49 am

The Riverside County man accused of killing his girlfriend then stuffing her body into a suitcase has been returned to the United States after being captured in Mexico on Tuesday night, authorities say. 

Joseph Dorsey, 28, is charged with murdering his girlfriend Christine Stewart, 47, and disposing of her body in a 3-foot-long suitcase. The suitcase was found in a San Diego County motel room in August, two days after Stewart was reported missing.

Dorsey was arrested near Rosarito Beach on Tuesday afternoon by Mexican law enforcement officials, who had been working with an FBI fugitive apprehension team. He will be returned to Riverside County to face felony charges including murder.

Officials from the district attorney's office say Dorsey will remain in custody in Riverside County while he awaits trial.

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-- Wesley Lowery

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