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Updated 1:30PM: Man Turns Himself In For CA Murder

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POSTED: Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 1:30pm

UPDATED: Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 4:44pm

EL PASO - A California man walked into El Paso police headquarters and turned himself in for murder.

Police say Gary Anthony Chavez, 44, told El Paso officers he committed a murder and fled the State of California.

El Paso police say there was no warrant for Chavez, so officers called investigators in Downey, CA. That's when they learned that police there found a body inside of an apartment. Officers then arrested Chavez for murder.

Downey Investigators identified the victim as Alvina Jimenez, 31.

Chavez is behind bars at the El Paso County jail and will be extradited to California.

Update 1:30PM: El Paso police just released Chavez's mug shot.

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