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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

INTERPOL Washington assists in arrest of fugitive wanted in the Philippines for double homicide

CLIFTON PARK, N.Y - INTERPOL Washington assisted the New York State Police (NYSP) and the FBI in the apprehension of an Upstate New York man wanted by authorities in the Republic of the Philippines for a Sept. 1, 2011 double homicide.

Timothy N. Kaufman, 35, of Clifton Park, N.Y., was arrested April 24 in the Saratoga, N.Y. area without incident. Kaufman was immediately turned over to the FBI and is currently being held in U.S. Marshals custody awaiting an extradition hearing in Albany, N.Y. federal court. He is wanted for two counts of murder in the Philippines.

“INTERPOL Washington will continue to provide support and investigative assistance to U.S. law enforcement agencies and our international law enforcement counterparts to ensure international fugitives cannot evade justice by seeking safe haven in the United States,” said Shawn Bray, director of INTERPOL Washington. “Because of our close partnerships, a violent fugitive such as Timothy N. Kaufman has been located, is now in custody, and will answer for his alleged crimes.”

The investigation was initiated after NYSP investigators received a tip that Kaufman was wanted for murder and was residing in Clifton Park. Thereafter, the New York State Intelligence Center contacted INTERPOL Washington to obtain information to confirm Kaufman's identity, criminal and warrant status. INTERPOL Washington was able to obtain the necessary documents including a copy of arrest warrant and photos from INTERPOL Manila to relay to N.Y. law enforcement to confirm he was indeed a wanted person, which resulted in his arrest.