Fugitive wanted in fatal beating of Joseph Tremarco captured in Guatemala
One of New Jersey's 12 most wanted fugitives has been captured in Guatemala.
Union County prosecutors announced Tuesday that Welder "Dario" Morente Dubon was arrested last week.
Dubon, 30, is charged with murder in the 2007 beating death of Joseph Tremarco.
Authorities say Tremarco ran a scrap metal salvage business and argued with Dubon at a tire shop where Dubon worked. Dubon is accused of beating Tremarco with a blunt instrument and putting his body in a pickup truck he then parked on a street in neighboring North Plainfield.
Tremarco's body was discovered the next day.
"Knowing that Joe's murderer was out there living his life has tormented my family for all these years," says Deborah Tremarco, the victim's mother.
Dubon was on the state police's 12 Most Wanted list.
Investigators did not say if Dubon was in Guatemala for the whole nine years he was a fugitive.
He's expected to be extradited back to New Jersey in the next few months.
The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.