The victim who was found strangled to death near a Valencia park has been identified as 20-year-old Brayan Rodriguez, according to officials.
Rodriguez was last seen Sept. 22, prompting a frantic search by his loved ones. His body was discovered just before 4 p.m. Sunday in the 23600 block of Via Valer, according to police.
Sheriff's detectives arrested a man on Monday in connection to Rodriguez's death. Twenty-one year old Christian Ortiz was arrested for suspicion of murder and booked into the Santa Clarita Valley's Sheriff Station. He is being held in lieu of $1 million bail.
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A motive for the alleged killing is not clear.
Anyone with information on Rodriguez's death or whereabouts after Sept. 22 are urged to call the sheriff's homicide bureau at 323-890-5500.