NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Nashville woman wanted for murder was arrested at the U.S.-Mexico border at El Paso, Texas.
Metro police said 41-year-old Gloria Villa Avila has been accused of killing her her fiance, 44-year-old Ismael Rodriguez three years ago.
Investigators said the incident happened in September of 2019 on Rehnea Drive in Old Hickory.
Rodriguez’s skeletal remains were found in Kentucky, according to Metro Police.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers took Avila into custody the morning of August 29th. CBP said she arrived from Mexico via the pedestrian lanes.
“Homeland security is our primary mission. As part of our mission, we often identify people wanted for a wide variety of crimes,” said CBP El Paso Port Director Ray Provencio. “Every day CBP officers stop people who are wanted for anything from outstanding traffic warrants to murder charges.”
Avila had an outstanding warrant for murder-first degree premed/intentional from the Metro Police Department.
She is being held by the CBP awaiting extradition back to Nashville.