BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Kern County Sheriff's Office has arrested a suspect and identified the body found in a fire pit Monday at a home on Edison Highway.
Evelynn Chuca, 31, was identified by her fingerprints. The cause of her death is multiple stab wounds through homicide.
Detectives also identified the suspect as 30-year-old Alejandro Leon of Bakersfield.
Leon attempted to flee on foot but was caught and arrested around 11 a.m. on May 15, according to KCSO.
He has been booked into the Kern County Jail on one count of murder and one count of mayhem. He is being held without bail.
Earlier in the week KCSO spokesman Ray Pruitt said detectives located partial remains of an adult female burned in a fire pit in the 3600 block of Edison Highway Monday.
Detectives were called out regarding a tip they received that a homicide occurred Sunday on the property.
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