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Christian Ponce-Martinez was arrested in the death of Robert Page.
A missing Georgia man’s dismembered body was discovered Thursday after cops followed a trail of blood at a neighbor’s house that led them to the grisly discovery in the backyard, police said.
Robert Page was found dead at his neighbor’s home in Morrow just after 11 p.m. Thursday, Clayton County police told FOX5 Atlanta. Page’s wife reported her husband missing just hours before his remains were discovered where Christian Ponce-Martinez, 25, had been living for three months since moving from Mexico to the Georgia town.
Authorities searched the home after Ponce-Martinez was captured on surveillance video outside Page’s home earlier that day.
“Officers went to the back of the residence, and located the offender, hiding under a couch, acting very nervous and suspicious,” Maj. Craig Hammer said in a news conference. “Officers then noticed a trail of blood, in the backyard. They followed the trail, which led them to the victim, Mr. Page’s dismembered remains.”
The body parts were found in a cooler and under two tarps in the backyard.
Ponce-Martinez was arrested and charged with malice murder. An obstruction charge was also added Friday after the alleged killer was uncooperative and combative with police, WSB-TV reported.