LOS ANGELES, CA – The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has announced the arrest of a suspect in the death of 35-year-old Guatemalan, Carlos DeLeon, following the discovery of human remains in Los Angeles’ North Hills area.
LAPD officers revealed on Tuesday, shortly after 3:30 p.m., that they had received information suggesting DeLeon, missing since June, was dead and his body was buried in a North Hills home’s backyard.
Authorities explained that DeLeon’s remains were found near the back of the property following the removal of a structure and its concrete foundation.
The police detained Russell Robinson, 48, who is reportedly a resident of the property where DeLeon’s remains were unearthed.
The LAPD has confirmed that a man, who had been missing since June, was found buried in a San Fernando Valley home’s backyard on Tuesday. Robinson is currently incarcerated in the Los Angeles Police Department Valley Jail without bail.
In June, DeLeon’s loved ones reported that they hadn’t had any contact with him since mid-month, according to LAPD.
The LAPD Missing Person’s Unit launched an investigation into DeLeon’s disappearance.
Further details about DeLeon’s cause of death or his relationship with the suspect have not been disclosed by the officials, who stated that the investigation is ongoing.