SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A Salem man is facing murder charges after police say they linked him to human remains found in a crawl space of a Salem duplex.
Alexander Mosqueda Rivera Burdette, 18, was arrested Thursday by Marion County Sheriff’s Office detectives, the Statesman Journal reported. He is accused of killing 19-year-old Josiah Bagnall.
Deputies found Bagnall’s body on June 10 after a family living there reported a foul odor. An autopsy conducted June 12 determined Bagnall’s cause of death as a homicide and found he had been dead for weeks when his body was found.
It wasn’t immediately known if Burdette has a lawyer to speak for him.
The identity of the man found underneath the home remained a mystery for some time. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office released a description of the clothes he was found in and a sketch of a “Baby Boy” tattoo above his right knee.
Community tips helped investigators identify the young man as Bagnall.