Brick Murder Suspect Extradited To NJ

  BRICK – A suspect in a murder who fled to Houston has been returned to New Jersey, police said.

  Mayra Gavilanez-Alectus, 48, of Brick, has been extradited from Houston, Texas to New Jersey in connection with the murder of Rebecca Gavilanez-Alectus, 32, of Brick, according to Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer and Brick Township Police Chief James Riccio.

  “The defendant was processed this afternoon at the Brick Township Police Department and is currently lodged in the Ocean County Jail,” Billhimer said.

  An investigation revealed that she was responsible for the death of Rebecca Gavilanez-Alectus on May 17. The weapon is believed to be a “cylindrical container used for the purpose of chilling wine,” police said.

  Mayra Gavilanez-Alectus was ultimately tracked down and taken into custody by law enforcement in Houston Texas. There, she was apprehended by members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States Marshals Service, and Houston Police Department.

  She faces charges of Murder; Unlawful Possession of a Weapon; and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose. These charges are merely accusations until proven in a court of law.

  Prosecutor Billhimer and Brick Police Chief James Riccio would like to acknowledge the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office High Tech Crime Unit, Brick Township Police Department, Brick Township Police Department Detective Bureau, Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit, Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States Department of Homeland Security, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement, New York Police Department, United States Marshals Service, and Houston Police Department.