OLATHE, Kan. (AP) A man charged with killing a South Carolina doctor in suburban Kansas City is being held in the Johnson County jail after he was extradited from South America.
The Kansas City Star reports that John Meredith Hodges, 44, of Ladson, S.C., was booked into the jail late Wednesday after authorities brought him back from Colombia.
Hodges was being sought on a first-degree murder charge in the death of Franchesca Brown, 39, a pediatrician from Myrtle Beach, S.C. Police say she was attending a medical conference in Overland Park and was last seen Sept. 3. Her body was found Sept. 12 in a wooded area near the conference site.
A federal fugitive warrant was issued for Hodges after he flew to Colombia sometime after Brown was last seen.