LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI/WANE) — Lafayette police have arrested an Ohio man in connection to a homicide that took place on Christmas Day.
The death was ruled a homicide by the Tippecanoe County Coroner in December. However the coroner did not comment on how the man died. Police received a report of a body on the side of Sagamore Parkway near Veterans Memorial Parkway around 7:30 a.m. Christmas morning. Police said the man’s body had injuries consistent with a traffic incident. The victim has not been identified.
Police have arrested 26-year-old Juan Alberto Imul Pop for assisting a criminal, obstruction of justice and failure to report a dead body. Police said Pop is currently living in Mansfield, Ohio, but recently lived in Lafayette. He is being held in the Richland County Jail, pending extradition.
The first person to be arrested in connection with the homicide investigation is 42-year-old William Alexander Paz of Lafayette. According to police, the former Indianapolis resident is now in custody for homicide.