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Leland Bradley Neal-Carol Neal: Bowling Green, KY, fugitive found in Mexico

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Leland Bradley Bowling Green, KY, cold case:The Times Union is reporting today that a Bowling Green man, who has been on the run for 16 years, was located in Mexico last week. Authorities say Leland Neal aka Leland Bradley Neal killed his wife Carol Neal 16 years ago and then crossed the border into Mexico, where he vanished. Leland Neal is currently being held in the Harris County Jail in Houston.

Cold Case: Carol Neal disappearance and murder timeline

1998
Carol Neal and her husband Leland Neal are having marital problems. Carol Neal files for divorce after the couple are legally separated. The two agree to share custody of their children.

Carol Neal, a local social worker, vanishes without a trace. A friend of Carol Neal reports her missing. Friends and family suspect that her husband Leland Neal is responsible for her murder but authorities are unable to locate a body.

2003
Hikers find parts of a skull in Daniel Boone National Forest, according to The Republic. An forensic examination of the remains confirms the remains are that of missing person Carol Neal.

2008
Leland Neal is seen cross the Mexican border, where he disappears.

Local police try to keep tabs on Leland Neal in Mexico

2012

A warrant is issued for the arrest of Leland Neal on charges of murder.

2014

February: Mexican police officers contact local authorities to tell them that they are holding Leland Neal in a Mexican jail on charges unrelated to the murder case, according to WKU Public Radio.

Leland Neal is picked up and placed in a Texas jail.

Authorities say that Leland Neal will be returned to Kentucky to face charges of murder.

Wednesday, February 26

A Warren County grand jury has indicted Leland Neal Jr. on charges of murder in the death of Carol Neal.

Today's Update in the case of Leland Neal

Monday, March 3

Leland Neal due in court today

Leland Neal pleads not guilty to the murder of his wife Carol Neal.

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