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Updated: Wednesday, 05 Oct 2011, 3:33 PM MDT
Published : Wednesday, 05 Oct 2011, 3:33 PM MDT
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - A 25-year-old man has been ordered held without bail in connection with the death of a retired real estate agent who was found dead inside an upscale Las Cruces home.
Dona Ana County Sheriff's investigators said Wednesday that Mario Mendez was arrested and faces a number of charges, including capital murder, related to the death of Jack Hadley.
Authorities said Hadley was found dead inside his home last month after firefighters responded to a call at the home.
Investigators began a nationwide search for a 1997 gold Ford Taurus, which was seen leaving the area at the time of Hadley's death. Authorities said Mendez was the driver of the car and is the only person charged in connection with Hadley's death.
It was unclear if Mendez had an attorney.