A man linked to a gruesome murder case away from Honolulu was arrested by Oughout. S. Marshals in San Diego’s Coronado community, an official confirmed Tuesday.
Mouthpiece U. S. Marshal Justin Leong told NBC 7 San Diego that Bryan Suitt, 46, was arrested Monday at his family’s house in Coronado. Suitt was booked into San Diego Central Jail and is scheduled to appear in court Wed. In the meantime, the fugitive is not eligible for release.
Suitt is considered a suspect in the brutal slaying of Hawaii angler Alex “Pirotton” Gonzales, 33.
On September. 15, Gonzales’ dismembered remains had been discovered near the Mililani Memorial Recreation area cemetery in Honolulu’s Waipahu area.
According to KHLN Hawaii, Gonzales’ remains had been found in pieces, with his torso plus arm stuffed into a garbage handbag. A couple collecting cans for recycling where possible noticed a foul odor in the area and came across the grisly crime scene about 15 feet down an embankment.
Gonzales was a former Marine and father to a 13-year-old kid, who lives in California.
Gonzales had a criminal record, according to KHLN, that included the five-year sentence in 2004 pertaining to driving a stolen vehicle, and also more recent convictions for property damage in 2012 and harassment in January 2013.
Investigators have not yet released information linking Suitt to the murder situation, including a motive for the killing.
Leong said a grand jury convened on November. 26 and filed charges. The $5 million arrest warrant had been then issued for Suitt on a second-degree murder charge.
Honolulu police asked for assistance from U. S. Marshals in locating and arresting Suitt. Times later, Los Angeles deputy marshals developed information on Suitt’s location in Coronado, Leong said, and took the fugitive into custody.
Leong said Suitt had previous contacts in Palm Springs and San Diego County. Authorities used that information to trace your pet to Southern California.
Suitt is planned for an extradition hearing in North park to send him back to Hawaii. The suspect can also waive that hearing and return voluntarily to the island, officials said.