CYPRESS PARK, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- An arrest was made in connection with the death of a person whose burned remains were found Thursday in a Home Depot parking lot in the Cypress Park area of Los Angeles, detectives confirmed Monday.
Robbery homicide detectives arrested 56-year-old Valentino Gutierrez in the murder, authorities said.
Los Angeles Fire Department crews responded to reports of a rubbish fire shortly after 1:30 a.m. in the 2000 block of Figueroa Street on Thursday. Upon arrival, firefighters discovered human remains and a large drum on fire.
The identity of the victim was not released. Investigators had been looking into whether the victim may have been a homeless person due to debris or possible belongings found near the body.
Gutierrez was being held in lieu of $2 million bail with an initial court appearance scheduled for Tuesday.