Nearly 9 years later, a suspect has returned to Arizona to finally be tried in connection to the kidnapping and murder of a police informant in Phoenix.
Police say that Mikhail Drachev was part of a Russian crime cell plotting to steal a shipment of human growth hormone. One of the heist recruits turned on the cell and became a police informant — which ultimately led to his murder.
21-year-old Konstantin Simberg went missing on Dec. 14, 2001. He was on the phone with an undercover Phoenix police detective when he was kidnapped — his body found two days later in Fossil Creek, Ariz.
Cell phone records led detectives to three suspects — Mikhail Drachev, Dennis Tskoukanov and Chris Andrews. Tskoukanov and Andrews were both tried and convicted for their role in the murder — while Drachev has been on the run ever since.