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Murder suspect arrested in Chicago

‘RaeAnn Champaco’s former fiancee could be facing numerous other charges, too.

Larry Dorsey, now a suspect in the RaeAnn Champaco murder case, was picked up in Chicago Feb. 5.

He has not yet been extradited, but Seattle Police Department detectives have already gone to Chicago to question him. It will take up to 60 days before Dorsey can be extradited.

“It takes a little while for the extradition to go through; it doesn’t have anything to do with police,” said Seattle Police spokesman Duane Fish. “He’s in custody — he’s not going anywhere.”

Dorsey faces numerous arrest warrants — apart from his possible connection with the Champaco murder — in both Kitsap and King counties. Because the Seattle Police Department wants him on the most serious charges, including an unrelated stabbing, they will get Dorsey first.

However, Fish said the King County prosecutor hasn’t yet decided which charges will be filed.

Kitsap County Sheriff Steve Boyer said it will be up to the Kitsap County Prosecutor whether Kitsap brings charges against Dorsey at all. Dorsey is wanted in Kitsap County for allegedly beating up then-girlfriend Champaco at a relative’s house on Sunnyslope Road in south Kitsap County Dec. 6.

“If he goes to prison (for the Seattle charges), then (the prosecutors) make a decision if they want to file these charges,” Boyer said.

Fish said the two counties’ prosecutors will figure out if they want to lump Dorsey’s Kitsap charges in with the more serious crimes he’s charged with in Seattle.

Champaco’s family, most of whom live in the Port Orchard area, could not be reached for comment.

Champaco was found stabbed to death in a women’s restroom outside the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle Jan. 18.

Boyer said the important thing is that Dorsey has finally been caught. Kitsap Sheriff’s Deputies have been trying to find Dorsey since the Champaco’s assault report in December

“I was just relieved it’s been taken care of, (that) he’s not running around,” Boyer said.


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