William McQuain found

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Extradition could be several days away

Jane McQuain and her son, William, were both found found dead in Montgomery County within weeks of each other. (Family photo)

Lopez on Monday waived extradition to Maryland during his first court appearance in North Carolina. Police say it could be several days before he is extradited to Maryland.

The police chief said police are concerned about the safety of the officers who are accompanying Lopez’ transfer to Maryland, and therefore aren’t releasing details of the extradition.

On the day Jane McQuain was found dead, police in Charlotte, N.C., responded to a traffic accident involving McQuain’s vehicle. The driver was 24-year-old Pleshette Caldwell, who claimed to be driving “her boyfriend's mother's vehicle” and stated that the mother's name is Jane, according to police.

She said Lopez returned from out of town in early October driving the black Honda and in possession of a large television.

Police tracked Lopez to an Econo lodge in Charlotte, where they found McQuain’s credit card and a boxcutter knife. In McQuain’s SUV, they found cell phones, chargers, cash and 18 copies of a marriage certificate, according to police documents.

Friends and family of Lopez refused to speak with reporters outside a Charlotte courtroom on Monday.

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