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FBI Help Arrest Wanted Fugitive, Brian Murray, Connected To Cheesman Park Murder

LOUISVILLE, Colo. (CBS4) - Louisville Police says the FBI arrested Brian Murray Tuesday a day after they asked the public to help find him. They considered Murray armed and dangerous, saying he made specific threats to people and law enforcement officers.

While Louisville police were looking for him, so were Denver police. DPD officials accuse Murray of killing William "Stu" Hoebel on Nov. 18.

William "Stu" Hoebel (credit: Crimestoppers)

Murray was arrested in California. Denver detectives are now working to extradite Murray back to Denver.

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Brian Murray (credit Louisville Police)

Denver police say they recovered a stolen vehicle connected to Hoebel whose body was found in his Cheesman Park home on Nov. 18. The coroner said the 77-year-old died of asphyxia and blunt force injuries and that his death has been ruled a homicide.

Details about how Murray might have known the victim, if at all, were not released.

Murray was wanted on two outstanding warrants in Louisville for failure to appear and possessions of a weapon by a previous offender. Officers believed he had several weapons.

Murray had been previously arrested on Nov. 16 and was then released on a personal recognizance bond the next day. Earlier this month, on Nov. 14, police say Murray called the Boulder County Communications center and stated comment of harming himself.

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Brian Murray (credit: Louisville Police)

Police found him and took him into custody without problem, they said at the time. He faced charges of attempting to influence a public servant and obstructing government operations for that incident.

Further details about the arrest on Nov. 23 were not released. Louisville police thanked the public for their tips.

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