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3rd suspect in 2006 Phoenix-area homicide arrested

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Authorities have arrested a third suspect in a 2006
killing in which the victim’s body was found in the trunk of a burning car in

Glendale police said 36-year-old Pedro Pineda-Manriquez was taken into custody
Tuesday during a traffic stop in Phoenix.

He’s being held on suspicion of first-degree murder during a crime and armed
robbery with a deadly weapon.

Pineda-Manriquez had been sought in connection with the death of Edgar
Santellanes, whose body was found in the burning car on June 10, 2006.

Two other men already are in custody in the case.

One of those suspects told police that three men including Pineda-Manriquez
went to Santellanes’ home to rob him of marijuana.


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