Man killed in brutal machete attack with suspect ‘caught trying to bury body

A 75-YEAR-old man was killed in a brutal machete attack by his roommate, who moved in hours before the slaying, تقول الشرطة.

Deputies confronted Juan Ortiz, 37, as he was attempting to conceal the body of his elderly roommate, deputies with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office allege.

Juan Nunez, 75, was found dead in the backyard of his residence, قالت الشرطة

Juan Nunez, 75, was found dead in the backyard of his residence, قالت الشرطةالإئتمان: Brevard County Sheriff’s Office
Juan Ortiz, 37, is accused of violently murdering Nunez with a machete

Juan Ortiz, 37, is accused of violently murdering Nunez with a macheteالإئتمان: Brevard County Sheriff’s Office
Deputies allege that Ortiz was attempting to hide evidence when law enforcement arrived at the home

Deputies allege that Ortiz was attempting to hide evidence when law enforcement arrived at the homeالإئتمان: WESH 2

The sheriff’s office responded to a call near Cocoa, فلوريدا, on Monday after a resident told police that a man stated he had killed someone.

Deputies arrived at 75-year-old Juan Nunez’s home to find Ortiz and the deceased victim in Nunez’s backyard.

Investigators determined that Ortiz moved into Nunez’s residence on Sunday, the sheriff’s office said in a media release.

In the morning hours of the next day, Ortiz allegedly used a machete to strike the victim multiple times, causing his death, بحسب الشرطة.

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Ortiz was in the process of concealing evidence when deputies arrived at the scene, investigators allege.

The circumstances that occurred prior to Nunez’s death have not been revealed by police.

Ortiz was arrested and charged with second-degree murder and tampering with evidence, the sheriff’s office news release said.

He is currently being held at the Brevard County Jail Complex on no bail.

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