AU Professor Murder Suspect Tells Police 'We Can Have Brunch'

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    TK
    American University
    Sue Marcum

    "We can have brunch. It will of couse be my treat. Yours, Jorge."

    Jorge Landeros is the suspect in the murder of American University professor Sue Marcum. 

    He's been charged with first-degree murder in the case, and is now reaching out to investigators who want to talk to him.

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    But Landeros is officially out of reach. He's living in Juarez, Mexico, and has no intention of coming  to the United States to answer questions.

    "Of course you are cordially invited to cross the same bridge, in the opposite direction, and meet me at Sanborn's, a great cafe and restaurant here in Juarez, and we can talk shop all you want," Landeros wrote, according to the Washington Post.

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    Marcum was killed inside her home near the American University campus last October. Investigators say she was beaten to death, and they believe they have a motive.

    The Washington Post reports that Marcum had taken out a $500,000 life insurance policy and named Landeros as beneficiary.

    Montgomery County Police have obtained a warrant for his arrest, and have sought help from Interpol and Mexican authorities to locate Landeros and bring him to the United States.

    Landeros said he's not coming.

    "I had nothing to do with the murder of Sue Marcum, " he said, according to the Post. "That was not me. They just want me to turn myself in, like some silly scapegoat."