Brockton: Authorities continue efforts to bring accused killer back to U.S.

The man accused of killing an Ecuadorian immigrant and her two-year-old son and then leaving their bodies in a Brockton dumpster is still in custody in Ecuador, while local authorities push to have him returned to the United States.

Plymouth County District Attorney Tim Cruz said that almost three weeks after the bodies of Maria Avelina Palaguachi and her son Brian were found dead behind their Brockton apartment, the suspect Luis Guaman, who goes by numerous other aliases, remains in Ecuador.

Cruz said he plans to use every tool in his toolbox to bring Guaman back to the US, and he remains optimistic that he will succeed.

Evidence linking Guaman to the murders includes a blood-stained sledge hammer, clothing stained with blood, and Guaman’s fingerprints on the duffel bag where the victim’s remains were found.

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