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The Zoey Zane Murder Case

The Death of Emily Sander


Emily Sander

Emily Sander

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On Nov. 23, 2007, 18-year-old Kansas college student Emily Sander was last seen leaving a bar with a 24-year-old man. Her body was found six days later about 50 miles east of El Dorado. The case gained national attention when it was discovered that Sander led a secret life in Internet pornography as Zoey Zane.

Recent Developments

Man Gets Life for Zoey Zane Murder
March 31, 2010
A Kansas man who fled to Mexico to avoid prosecution has been sentenced to life without parole for the murder of a college student who turned out to be Internet porn model Zoey Zane. Israeil Mireles was sentenced for the murder of Emily Sander, a 18-year-old Butler Community College student.

Previous Developments

Man Pleads Not Guilty in Zoey Zane Case
Aug. 28, 2009
A man accused of killing a Kansas college student who had a secret life as an Internet porn model has entered a not guilty plea to her murder. Israel Mireles will face trial on charged of capital murder, rape and aggravated criminal sodomy in the death of 18-year-old Emily Sander.

Zoey Zane Murder Suspect Appeals Extradition
June 16, 2008
A man arrested in Mexico on charges of killing a Wichita, Kansas, college student who turned out to be a Internet porn model is fighting extradition back to the United States. Israel Mireles is wanted in Kansas for the murder of Butler Community College Emily Sander.

Mexico to Extradite 'Zoey Zane' Killer
June 3, 2008
Mexico has agreed to extradite to the United States a suspect arrested there in December for the murder of a college student who led a secret life as Zoey Zane, an Internet porn model. Israel Mireles will be indicted to face charges in connection with the death of 18-year-old Emily Sander.

Suspect in 'Zoey Zane' Murder Arrested
Dec. 19, 2007
A man has been arrested in Mexico in connection with the murder of the Kansas college student who also turned out to be an Internet porn star. Authorities said Israel Mireles, 24, was arrested in Melchor Muzquiz, Mexico and was being held pending extradition to the United States to face homicide charges.

Dental Records Confirm Body as Emily Sander
Dec. 2, 2007
Dental records have confirmed that a body found near a Kansas highway is missing community college student and Internet porn star Emily Sander, authorities said. An autopsy has been completed, but the results have been sealed and are not available to the media.

Missing Kansas Teen Was Porn Star
Nov. 29, 2007
A Kansas college student, who has been missing since Nov. 23 and who is believed to be the victim of foul play, apparently lived a double life as an Internet porn star. Investigators looking into the disappearance of Emily Sander, 18, say the teenager was also a porn star named Zoey Zane.

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