A man who was on the run since 2012 turned himself in after a true-crime episode featuring his case aired on TV: report

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A man who was on the run since 2012 turned himself in after a true-crime episode featuring his case aired on TV: report
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  • A man who was on the run surrendered to authorities in Mexico on November 20, Law & Crime reported.
  • Hector Hugo Ramirez-Lopez was accused in 2012 of stabbing a man, police said.

A 33-year-old who was on the run turned himself in to Mexican authorities on November 20 after his case had recently been featured on a true-crime TV show, Law & Crime reported.

The suspect, Hector Hugo Ramirez-Lopez, was accused of stabbing a man, identified as Randall Wells, in 2012, the outlet reported. His case was laid out in an October 27 episode on the third season of "In Pursuit with John Walsh: Predator Next Door."

According to a press release from the Austin Police Department, the show "profiles crime stories as told by witnesses and law enforcement officials in a collaborative effort to pursue and apprehend wanted fugitives."

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The case dates back to April 28, 2012, when an Austin police officer was responding to a call at an apartment complex for a separate incident and discovered a vehicle had crashed in the parking lot, police said.

The driver, Wells, "was found to have suffered what appeared to be a knife wound and had lost consciousness," the press release said, adding that the victim was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy later determined that Wells was stabbed in the chest, and his death was ruled a homicide, the release said.

Police said during their investigation, they found out that Wells was "involved in a disturbance" at another place and were able to identify Lopez as a suspect in this case.

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According to the press release, a warrant was issued for his arrest to charge him for killing Wells, but police determined that he ran to Mexico.

Nearly a month after the episode featuring his case aired, Lopez surrendered to authorities in Mexico. Law & Crime reported it was not clear if Lopez saw the show.

He was transferred to the US and is at a jail in Austin, Texas, the press release said.

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