KEYES (CBS13) – The suspect in an October murder in Keyes in which the body of a man was found by the roadside was arrested in Los Angeles, authorities say.
According to the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office, a special unit led by the Los Angeles Police Department took 21-year-old Jose Luis Ramirez back into custody on November 3.
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Investigators had linked Ramirez to the murder of the 26-year-old Keyes resident Joel Santos Martinez.
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At this point in the investigation, however, no details were released about the manner and circumstances of Martinez’s death. Witnesses are still wanted by detectives, the sheriff’s office says.
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Ramirez has been admitted to the Stanislaus County Public Security Center and faces a murder charge. He also had several other pending charges, authorities say.