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Palmdale fugitive in 2010 killing back in US

Larene Eleanor Austin, 29, was captured in Belize in connection with a 2010 killing in Palmdale, Calif.

January 27, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
A fugitive wanted for a 2010 killing in Palmdale is back in the United States.

Authorities say 29-year-old Larene Eleanor Austin was taken into custody on Wednesday after a tip led investigators to Belize.

She was taken to Houston, Texas, Thursday where she awaits her first court appearance.

It's not clear when she will be brought back to California to face a murder charge.