An explosion in Louisiana led police to a structure where they found burnt human remains and a dog. Now, a suspect has been arrested in the case, authorities said.
Around 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 17, officers responded to reports of an explosion in St. Martinsville, Louisiana, the St. Martinville Police Department said.
When officers arrived at the scene, they discovered a small structure was on fire.
First responders worked to put out the fire and once it was extinguished, police said they found the remains of a burnt human body and dog in the debris.
Police said foul play was suspected and it was being investigated as a homicide.
Officials determined Randal J. Romero was the suspect and was placed under arrest and booked into the St. Martin Parish jail.
He was charged with second-degree murder, unlawful disposal of human remains, aggravated cruelty to animals and obstruction of justice, according to authorities. Police didn't say if he knew the victim or a possible motive for the killing.
Police said the identity of the victim is not being released.