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DA will not release further information in Grebinger investigation

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Posted at 3:32 PM, Feb 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-20 16:32:04-05

LAFAYETTE, La. — The 15th Judicial District Attorney's Office says because of the ongoing investigation in relation to the Crystal Grebinger case, they cannot provide further information.

In a statement on Thursday, District Attorney Keith Stutes said that doing so could compromise the investigation.

Read the statement below:

The investigation into the disappearance of Crystal Grebinger began on or about February 18, 2013, and has been and continues to be an active, ongoing criminal investigation, involving several law enforcement agencies. In order not to compromise this continuing, ongoing criminal investigation, the District Attorney's Office and the investigating agencies involved cannot provide further information and comment at this time.

Sean Grebinger was arrested in Brazil earlier this week and will be awaiting extradition to the US in relation to this case.

Federal Police report that Grebinger, 48, was wanted by Interpol in connection with the alleged murder of his wife, Crystal Dupuis Grebinger, and also for the assault of his current wife in Brazil.

Grebinger remains in a prison in Brazil as he awaits extradition back to Lafayette to face charges in the disappearance of his estranged wife who's been missing since 2013.

Grebinger was arrested Feb. 18 as an international fugitive after Brazil's Federal Police say American authorities have presented substantial evidence that he murdered Crystal Grebinger and hid her body.

We're told extradition from an outside country is a lengthy process and Grebinger won't be back stateside anytime soon.

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