Fugitive on Massachusetts' Most-Wanted List Arrested in Aurora

Fugitive on Massachusetts’ Most-Wanted List Arrested in Aurora

A fugitive on Massachusetts’ Most Wanted List was arrested Friday in Aurora by Aurora police officers and the U.S. Marshals Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force.

Zion Vazquez

According to an Aurora Police Department news release, Zion Vazquez, 32, was arrested at an abandoned home in the 1300 block of Plain Avenue after Massachusetts State Police contacted the U.S. Marshals Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force to investigate a tip they had received about where he might be located.

Vazquez is a suspect in multiple sexual assaults against a child, who was under age 10, over an extended period. Police obtained a warrant for his arrest in 2013, but he fled after learning of the investigation.

Vazquez was added to Massachusetts’ Most Wanted List on June 20.

Task Force officers located Vazquez at the home and learned he had been using the alias Jay Medina.

Police said it appears Vasquez has been in the Aurora area for a little while. He was taken into custody without incident.

Officers transported Vazquez to the Kane County Adult Justice Center, where he will await rendition to Worcester County, MA.

The charges against Vazquez are not proof of guilt. He is presumed innocent and entitled to fair trials at which it is the burden of the state to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

SOURCE: Aurora Police Department news release