Murder Victim Reportedly Killed in Vacant Dona Rosa Bakery and Taqueria, Dismembered and Transported on Gold line in Suitcase

Published : Monday, February 5, 2018 | 8:44 PM

Los Angeles Police and SWAT surround Union Station Homeless Services on Friday, February 2, 2018. Photo Kevin Agovino

Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Robbery Homicide Division reportedly believe a 56-year old man currently in their custody murdered and dismembered a person inside the vacant Dona Rosa Bakery and Taqueria at 577 South Arroyo Parkway last week before carrying the body parts in a suitcase on the Gold Line to Cypress, where the victim’s remains were found burning near a Home Depot parking lot, according to a media report.

According to KNBC-4, Los Angeles police said security video gave detectives clues they need to connect the killer from where the dismembered body parts were found burning back to the vacant corner restaurant on a busy intersection in Pasadena.

KNBC-4 said police officials report video showed the man on board a Metro train with a rolling suitcase or bag containing the human remains.

Last Friday, Los Angeles Police department detectives backed by SWAT teams and helicopters shut down a blocks-long section of South Raymond Avenue for about three hours while they searched Union Station Homeless Services for a suspect and evidence related to a murder, LAPD said at the time.

Business near the search were evacuated or locked down.

Unconfirmed social media accounts last Friday said a man was taken into custody at Union Station, but Los Angeles Police department spokespersons would not comment further on the case.

Witnesses told Pasadena Now that police detectives searched the vacant Dona Rosa property over the weekend.

KNBC-4 reported Coroner’s officials said today that have yet to confirm the victim’s gender or identity.

LAPD will hold a press conference Tuesday at 4 pm. to discuss the case.

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