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Fugitive Arrested in Chinatown

By Margaret Lyons in News on Mar 17, 2008 5:39PM man wanted for murder in California since 1998 was arrested in Chinatown yesterday after police received a tip that he was staying there. Fu Lin Wang, a native of Taiwan accused of killing his ex-wife and stepson, was arrested on the 200-block of W 24th Street last night after story about him ran in the Chicago edition of the World Journal, a Chinese newspaper. Someone recognized him and called the cops. Police went to the apartment in Chinatown, rang the doorbell, and were let in.

From the Trib:

[Two officers] found in the apartment a copy of the Chinese-language newspaper with the article about Wang. He compared the photos in the paper with the people in the apartment and identified Wang.

His unusual tattoos helped police ID him, too.

Wang is being charged today, and an extradition hearing is set to begin on Wednesday. [Trib, America's Most Wanted, S-T]