(KRON) — An Oakland murder suspect was arrested three weeks after a physique was set on hearth alongside an East Bay interstate.
Raul Ramirez-Perez, 22, of Oakland, was arrested for the homicide of 47-year-old Nathan Kolasa, the California Freeway Patrol Golden Gate Division revealed Tuesday.
Kolasa’s physique was discovered burning subsequent to the seventeenth Road offramp of Interstate-980 in Oakland round 1:25 a.m. August 1.
Firefighters had been initially known as to the blaze to extinguish a brush hearth.
“Officers had been suggested by members of the Oakland Fireplace Division that after extinguishing the fireplace, they positioned a deceased one that had suffered burns,” the CHP wrote.
CHP detectives took over the investigation and decided that Kolasa had died earlier than the fireplace ignited. “Kolasa had suffered vital traumatic accidents which induced his loss of life previous to the fireplace beginning,” investigators wrote. The sufferer was reportedly crushed to loss of life with a steel pole.
Ramirez-Perez was recognized as a major suspect. On Friday, he was booked into Santa Rita Jail on expenses of arson and homicide.
In accordance with the Oakland Police Division’s most up-to-date crime knowledge, there have been 69 homicides within the metropolis this yr.