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Crime & Courts

Former Glen Ellyn man charged with murder, assault of ex-wife after fleeing to Mexico

Juan M. Granados, formerly of Glen Ellyn, is being held without bond in the 2011 murder of his ex-wife, Nancy Bustos.
Juan M. Granados, formerly of Glen Ellyn, is being held without bond in the 2011 murder of his ex-wife, Nancy Bustos.

GLEN ELLYN – A 39-year-old former Glen Ellyn resident is being held without bond in the 2011 murder of his ex-wife.

Juan M. Granados has been charged with first-degree murder, aggravated criminal sexual assault and criminal sexual assault in the 2011 death of his ex-wife, Nancy Bustos, according to a news release from the Glen Ellyn Police Department. He appeared Sept. 13 in DuPage County Court for his arraignment.

On Oct. 26, 2011, Glen Ellyn police were called to check on the well-being of the then-36-year-old Bustos after she failed to contact family members for a couple of days, the release stated. Bustos shared an apartment in the zero to 100 block of Briar Street in Glen Ellyn with Granados and their two children.

Officers found her body in the apartment. Glen Ellyn police, working with the DuPage County Major Crimes Task Force, commenced an investigation that led them to Granados, who had fled to Mexico, according to the release.

An arrest warrant was issued for Granados in June 2012, and he was taken into custody in June 2016 in Mexico, the release stated. Granados was returned to Illinois by United States marshals Sept. 12 and taken to the DuPage County Jail.

Glen Ellyn Police Chief Phil Norton praised the police detectives and entire task force that worked on the case.

"They were patient, but tenacious in their efforts to find answers for Nancy's family," Norton said in the release. "I am proud of our detectives and grateful for all of the assistance from the task force members."

DuPage County State's Attorney Robert Berlin also thanked the Glen Ellyn Police Department for its continued efforts over the years "to bring Mr. Granados to justice."

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