An intense multi-state manhunt for a Queens man wanted in connection with the murder of his wife and two young daughters ended Monday night in Texas.
The U.S. Marshals' office says they caught Miguel Mejia-Ramos, 28, around 9:15 p.m. halfway between Houston and San Antonio.
Investigators believe he was trying to make his way into Mexico.
Marshals say a local officer spotted Mejia-Ramos, called for support, and then about 10 minutes later they surrounded him, taking him into custody.
An extradition hearing for the suspect will have to take place before Mejia-Ramos can be returned to New York.
The bodies of 21-year-old Deisy Garcia and her daughters, Yaslin and Daniela Mejia, were found Sunday night.
All three had been stabbed multiple times.
Garcia's brother-in-law, Romao Chuc, tells NY1 his son found the bodies.
"When I go inside, I take the blanket - because the two kids is covered with the blanket. So I pull the blanket when I see the two kids and they dead too. I can't say nothing - they just died," Chuc said.
Police say they received at least two calls for domestic violence from the apartment last year.
They took reports both times, but no one was arrested.