Fugitive Missing 14 Years Found in Nepal

Neil Stammer had been living in Nepal since 2006
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 19, 2014 3:34 PM CDT
Fugitive Missing 14 Years Found in Nepal

A New Mexico man who fled sex abuse and kidnapping charges 14 years ago has been returned following his capture in Nepal, according to the FBI. Neil Stammer, 47, arrived this afternoon at the Albuquerque International Sunport and is now in custody, awaiting charges. Authorities say a federal arrest warrant was issued in June 2000 for Stammer for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution; the former Albuquerque resident already had an arrest warrant for failing to appear at his arraignment. An FBI spokesperson says the FBI used investigative photos to determine that Stammer had used a fraudulent passport to enter Nepal, where he had been living since 2006 under a different name. (More fugitive stories.)

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