ARCADIA (CBSLA) – Authorities have arrested a man for the murder of a 76-year-old woman in Arcadia.

Heber Enoc Diaz, 27, was arrested on suspicion of killing Chyong Jen Tsai, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

According to sheriff’s officials, Tsai’s body was found by a construction crew in the backyard of her home on April 9.

Coroner’s records stated that Tsai died from “combined effects of multiple sharp force injuries, multiple blunt trauma, and asphyxia.”

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According to authorities, Tsai’s vehicle (a 2005 Lexus RX 300) was stolen from her home in the 300 block of East Forest Avenue and was found Thursday night in the 900 block of Colorado Boulevard.

A woman was found murdered in the backyard of her Arcadia, Calif., home. April 9, 2019. (CBS2)

Investigators located Diaz Friday morning leaving his home in Pasadena and arrested him without incident.

CBS2/KCAL9 reporter Jeff Nguyen says Diaz is expected to appear in court on Thursday.

Diaz is being held without bail at the Men’s Central Jail in Downtown Los Angeles.


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