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Man wanted in pregnant woman's murder caught

Gregory Nelson. Source: U.S. Marshals Service Orlando Gregory Nelson. Source: U.S. Marshals Service Orlando
Gregory Nelson. Source: Osceola County Dept. of Corrections. Gregory Nelson. Source: Osceola County Dept. of Corrections.
Susana Cisneros. Source: Henrico Police Department. Susana Cisneros. Source: Henrico Police Department.

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HENRICO, VA (WWBT) – The last of a three-day viewing continues in Richmond, Sunday, for a pregnant woman murdered in Henrico County. Meanwhile, the family of Susana Cisneros is thankful this morning, after major news developed Saturday that the man wanted in connection to her murder has been found.

Following a four-day manhunt, Gregory Nelson, Jr., is now in police custody. U.S. Marshals found Nelson and arrested him without incident in Kissimmee, Florida, at approximately 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

Just hours earlier, family and friends of Cisneros gathered in Richmond at a private service to pay their respects to the 24-year-old woman and her unborn son. Cisneros was nine months pregnant, and relatives say Nelson, who is married to another woman, was the father.

Wednesday, a relative discovered her body behind a W. Broad Street Hardee's, near Willow Lawn. She had been stabbed to death.

In an effort to capture Nelson, his wanted poster was flashed on several electronic billboards across central Virginia. In the end, he was caught hundreds of miles away. Authorities say Nelson has family ties to Northern Virginia. Why he chose to be in Florida was not immediately clear.

When we asked Susana's brother how his family is reacting to the news of Gregory Nelson Jr.'s arrest, his response was, "We are better. Thank God".

Nelson faces a charge of first degree murder. Henrico investigators are traveling to Florida, and Nelson is expected to be brought to Virginia in the coming days.

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