A seventh suspect in the torture-killing of a 31-year-old Wildomar man whose remains were dumped in the Cleveland National Forest was behind bars Thursday.
Victor David Lindzy, 48, of Lake Elsinore was arrested and booked Wednesday on suspicion of murder. He’s being held on $1 million bail at the Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta.
Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. Ben Ramirez said Central Homicide detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Lindzy following an investigation that has now netted seven arrests since the end of August in connection with the death of Frery Coronel.
Already charged with murder in the case are Roberto Ramon Camacho, 43, Tyrone David Jones, 37, Christina Mesa, 30, Cristian Gabriel Meza, 28, Melissa Elyse Unger, 23, and Alejandro Villegas, 25.
They’re slated to be arraigned next month. In addition to murder, several of the defendants are charged with special circumstance allegations of torture and perpetrating a killing for the benefit of a criminal street gang. They’re being held without bail.
According to Ramirez, Coronel was abducted in mid-August and killed at an undisclosed location. The exact method by which he died was not disclosed, nor was a motive specified, other than it was a gang-related.
On Aug. 17, the victim’s body was located on the South Main Divide Road, roughly four miles south of the Ortega (74) Highway, in the Cleveland National Forest, just west of Lake Elsinore.
In the ensuing investigation, detectives began identifying the alleged perpetrators, finding and taking them into custody on different days and at different locations.
Ramirez said the investigation is ongoing and there may be further developments.
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