Photo: American University professor Sue Marcum was murdered in her Bethesda, MD home
In October 2010, American University professor Sue Marcum was murdered in her Bethesda, MD home. It was initially believed that she was killed in a burglary gone wrong, but grew suspicious of her former yoga and Spanish instructor, Jorge Rueda Landeros.
Landeros’ DNA was discovered on what investigators believe to be the murder weapon, and he has been charged in an international arrest warrant in the murder.
The affidavit filed in June states, “In recent electronic mail between Marcum and Landeros, it was clear that Marcum, a university professor who may have had an intimate relationship with Landeros, was increasingly uncomfortable with the fashion in which Landeros was handling and spending the account funds.”
Landeros, a dual citizen of Mexico and America, is currently in his native Juarez, Mexico, and has reportedly taunted an El Paso detective, The Washington Postreports.
The Post reported that Landeros wrote, “Of course you are cordially invited to cross the same bridge, in the opposite direction and meet me at Sandborn’s… We can talk shop all you want. It’s best if you come on a Sunday. We can have brunch. It will of course be my treat, yours Jorge.”
Before her death, Marcum, 52, had listed Landeros ,41, as the beneficiary of her $500,000 life insurance policy.
Landeros claims he had not seen Marcum since September 2010, and that he was already in Juarez at the time of her death.
Photo Credits: Jorge Rueda Landeros, suspect in the murder of Professor Sue Marcum