On Wednesday, Aug. 8, investigators from the DeKalb County (Ala.) Sheriff’s Office traveled to Cobb County, Georgia, after receiving a tip that Noe Mateo was in that jurisdiction. The DeKalb County Grand Jury issued an indictment on the same day for Mateo for the charge of capital murder.
The charge stems from the death of a child on Feb. 21, 2017. At the time of the murder, Noe Mateo, 24, resided in Crossville, Ala., in the same home as the victim. Mateo is a relative of the child.
Mateo is currently in custody in Georgia and will be extradited back to DeKalb County as soon as possible where he will be held without bond.
DeKalb Sheriff Jimmy Harris said he was proud of the job his investigators had done in this case. "They have worked the case tirelessly, spending many hours interviewing people and looking over evidence, to bring it to a close for justice for the child," said Harris. "We continue to pray for this family as they grieve.”