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Mexican police, FBI net man in slaying of family

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PORTLAND, Ore. — A man accused of killing his wife and three children last month and dumping their bodies into the Pacific has been captured in Mexico, the FBI said Monday.

The bureau placed Christian Longo on its "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" list on Friday. It said at the time that Longo should be considered "armed, extremely dangerous."

FBI agents accompanied Mexican authorities in making the arrest, said Beth Anne Steele, FBI spokeswoman in Portland. Longo was captured sometime over the weekend in the outskirts of Cancun, a law enforcement official said.

The official, discussing the apprehension only on grounds of anonymity, said details were to be announced later Monday in the FBI's Portland field office.

Longo, 27, is accused of killing his wife, MaryJane, 34, and children, Zachary, 4, Sadie Ann, 3, and Madison, 2, then dumping their bodies into two Pacific Coast inlets.

MaryJane Longo's father, Jim Baker of Traverse City, Mich., said police notified family members early Monday that Longo had been caught but provided no details. He described his reaction as "a sigh of relief."

When Longo would be returned to the United States is not clear. Mexico generally does not extradite people who face a possible death sentence.