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John Walsh

Fugitive accused of kidnapping arrested after 24 years

A fugitive wanted in the kidnapping and torture of two women in suburban Portland nearly a quarter century ago was arrested at a hotel in Mexico, where he had been working and living under an assumed name. Paul Erven Jackson, 45, was arrested Monday by Mexican immigration authorities in downtown Guadalajara, Deputy U.S. Marshal Eric Wahlstrom said. He was flown to the United States overnight and booked into a Los Angeles jail on Tuesday. Jackson was most recently featured on CNN's John Walsh's "The Hunt," and was profiled several times on "America's Most Wanted." A tipster who watched "The Hunt" told authorities to look in Guadalajara and...