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Glen Ellyn man charged in 2011 slaying of ex-wife in custody

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A Glen Ellyn man charged with the October 2011 strangulation murder of his ex-wife lost his extradition appeal and was returned to DuPage County.

Juan Granados, 39, was arraigned Wednesday and held on a no-bail warrant. Prosecutors said Granados had been in custody in Mexico since June 2016.

"It is alleged that nearly six years ago, Juan Granados sexually assaulted and murdered Nancy Bustos," DuPage County State's Attorney Robert Berlin said. "Today, in a DuPage County courtroom, Mr. Granados' attempts to avoid facing these charges came to an end."

Granados was charged in June 2012 with seven counts of first-degree murder and one count each of aggravated criminal sexual assault and criminal sexual assault. Glen Ellyn police officers conducted a well-being check on Nancy Bustos at 1:34 p.m. Oct. 16, 2011, at her Briar Street apartment. Once inside, officers found the 36-year-old's body in a bathtub. She had been sexually assaulted and strangled.

Initially, Glen Ellyn police said Granados was a "person of interest" and that they wanted to talk to him. At the time, authorities indicated that Granados might have fled to Mexico, where he had another home.

Bustos divorced Granados in 2010, according to court records. However, Bustos' family said she had been living with Granados and their two children until he moved out about a month before her death.

Granados' next court appearance is scheduled for Oct. 4 before Judge Brian Telander.

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