Calvillo, originally from Tustin, was captured at the Mexican border Monday night attempting to cross from Juarez into El Paso in the pedestrian lane of the border crossing.
Calvillo was identified by fingerprints. He was discovered to be wanted on warrants for the Santa Ana homicide, as well as a parole violation.
The murder case had gone cold, but in March 2010, submitted DNA evidence indicated Calvillo was a suspect in the murder. A $1 million arrest warrant was issued in May for Calvillo.
Calvillo was incarcerated in El Paso and was awaiting extradition to California.