Long-time fugitive Kathlyn Huff to return to SA from Michigan
Kathlyn Huff, 58, wanted in 1976 attempted murder
SAN ANTONIO – Long-time fugitive Kathlyn Huff, 58, who was found living in Michigan, could be returned to San Antonio soon.
The U. S. Marshals Service's Long Star Fugitive Task Force is working to have Huff extradited.
The suspect in a June 1976 murder, she was captured Tuesday evening in Farmington Hills, MI, just outside Detroit.
Chris Bozeman, a spokesman for the task force, said Huff shot her common law husband in the head after an argument at a home on S. Mesquite Street.
Huff disappeared after her September 1977 indictment before the case could go to trial.
Bozeman said the task force had received a request earlier this month to assist the San Antonio Police Department with its cold case.
"Upon doing our investigations, we did learn that Ms. Huff had moved to Farmington Hills, Michigan," he said.
Local authorities then contacted their Michigan counterparts, who caught Huff in the driveway of her home, Bozeman said.
Bozeman said she was living a whole new life—married to someone else and with a new name.
"She was going under her new name of Kathlyn Regenia Rose," said Bozeman. "And that's quite possibly, the reason why she may have slipped under the radar, or alluded law enforcement for so long."
The man who Huff is accused of shooting survived, but Bozeman declined to release any additional information about him.
He said the arrest, although decades in coming, should act as a warning to others who are considering a run from the law.
"Regardless of how old the case is, regardless of how long the fugitive has been on the run, we're going to continue to look for that individual," Bozeman said.
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