A suspect has been arrested and charged with murder in the death of an unidentified man whose body was found in the 23600 block of Via Valer in Valencia Sunday afternoon, according to officials.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau detectives are continuing their investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of a male adult that occurred at the 23600 block of Via Valer, Santa Clarita, on Sunday, September 24, at approximately 3:57 p.m.
Based on interviews and evidence at the location, it was determined that the unidentified victim died at the hands of another and the suspect was responsible for his death.
The suspect, Christian Ortiz, a male Hispanic adult, has been booked for murder.
At this time we are not revealing the motive for the crime.
The cause of death is believed to be strangulation.
This is a developing story and will be updated as new information becomes available.