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Man Accused of Killing Missing Woman Appears in Columbus Courtroom

COLUMBUS (Ken Hines) -- A man accused of spending more than a year on the run after killing his ex-girlfriend appeared in court on Thursday morning.

A Franklin County Municipal Court judge dismissed a case against Sar I because he has already been indicted for the spring, 2012 murder of Claudia Escobar in common pleas court.

I, who faces charges of murder, kidnapping, and abuse of a corpse, admitted to police that he strangled Escobar and dismembered her body with a saw before disposing of her remains in garbage containers in South Columbus, according to investigators. Escobar's remains have not been located.

I was arrested in Wisconsin in November, 2013 after a friend told federal agents the fugitive was living with a woman there while working as a farm laborer.

Escobar worked with I at American Corrugated on Alkire Road in Columbus, and was involved in a relationship with her alleged killer that ended before her disappearance.

Escobar was 29-years-old at the time of her disappearance. She was the mother of two young boys, who remained in Mexico when she moved to Columbus.

The young mother lived in central Ohio for approximately six months before she went missing, sending money earned at American Corrugated to her children in Mexico.

I is expected to appear in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas in early February.
 
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