Suspect in 1960 Murder Expected to Arrive in RGV Tomorrow

March 8, 2016

[with video]

MCALLEN - McAllen police and DPS troopers are expected to travel to Arizona to take custody of a suspect in a 1960 murder case as early as tomorrow.

John Feit is accused of killing Irene Garza.  She was last seen on April 16, 1960 at Sacred Heart Church in McAllen. Her body was found five days later. Feit was a priest at the time.

A grand jury indicted him in the murder last month.  (Related Link: Ex-Priest Arrested for 1960 Murder)

Feit currently lives in Arizona. He waived his right to an extradition hearing.

Once Feit arrives in Hidalgo County, he’ll be booked into the Hidalgo County jail, pending his arraignment. Hidalgo County officials are planning a press conference for tomorrow at 3 p.m.

For now, Feit is being held at the Lower Buckeye Jail in Arizona. 

CHANNEL 5 NEWS will be there and continue to bring you the very latest developments in the case.


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