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Arrest made in the killing of Jose Arredondo

Suspect reported missing by family before arrest
Posted at 9:54 PM, Jul 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-30 09:34:29-04

SAN JOSE DEL CABO, Mexico (AP) — Authorities in Mexico say they have arrested a suspect in the murder of Jose Arredondo, a prominent car dealer in Bakersfield who was found dead earlier this month in a condominium in Baja California Sur state and was reportedly the father K-Pop singer Samuel.

The state's Attorney General's Office said Monday that a man it identified as 50-year-old Roberto "N" originally from Mexico's Hidalgo state had been arrested for the killing of Arredondo. The suspect had been reported missing by his family.

Mexican authorities say Arredondo's body showed signs of blunt force trauma. After it was found, social media and some news outlet reported he was the father of Samuel Kim Arredondo, a K-Pop singer better known as Samuel. But Mexico authorities would not confirm this.