SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The suspected killer of a man whose dismembered body was found three months ago in a ravine in Hawaii agreed Monday that he is the person wanted in the Pacific island state for second-degree murder.
In a hearing in San Diego Superior Court, 46-year-old Bryan Suitt did not contest that he is the man Hawaiian authorities are looking for in the death of Alex "Gonzo" Gonzales, 34.
A review hearing is scheduled Jan. 2 to determine if a governor's warrant has been received. The warrant is necessary in order for the defendant to be extradited to Hawaii.
Suitt was arrested Dec. 2 at his mother's home in Coronado. He is being held without bail.
On Nov. 26, an Oahu grand jury indicted Suitt on suspicion of second-degree murder. Authorities have disclosed no motive for the killing, according to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Gonzales' dismembered and decomposing body was found Sept. 15 in off Mililani Memorial Park Cemetery Road in the town of Waipio by a couple looking for recyclables.
Police released photos of the then-unidentified victim's tattoos, seeking the public's help in identifying him, and asked the Marshals Service for help, since Suitt was believed to live in the mainland United States, the newspaper reported.
Gonzales, who had an auto-theft conviction and several misdemeanor convictions on his criminal record, moved in with friends in Kalihi about two months before his death, a former girlfriend told the Star-Advertiser.
According to postings on his Facebook page, Gonzales was from Long Beach, his mother lives on Kauai, and he has a sister who resides in California.
Veterans are being honored across San Diego County during Memorial Day weekend and dozens of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts were among those spending their Saturday placing American flags at burial sites at the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.
Commencement was held Sunday for seniors at the University of San Diego, with ceremonies featuring a pair of distinguished alumni.
Cool and cloudy conditions start off Friday morning, but the sun will break through in the afternoon. Strong winds in San Diego County's deserts are also expected to ease up Friday morning.
A 30-year-old was knocked out and stabbed three times at the Beyer Trolley Station early Sunday morning, according to Officer Robert Heims of the San Diego Police Department.
A bird was responsible for an outage that left thousands without electricity Sunday, a San Diego Gas & Electric spokesperson said.
The remains of a U.S. Navy pilot killed when his plane was shot down during the Vietnam War have been brought to San Diego for burial.
In the wake of the Gate Fire, which ignited May 20, the Bureau of Land Management has issued new restrictions for Southern California counties, including San Diego.
With thousands of San Diegans expected to celebrate the holiday weekend at the beach, lifeguards are on high alert and a have a few warnings for those headed to the water.
U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-California, is scheduled to visit local Navy personnel in San Diego and Coronado next week, her office announced Saturday.
A 30-year-old Vista man was arrested for drunk driving and failure to yield Saturday morning after leading Carlsbad police on a high-speed pursuit that ended with the suspect crashing into a pole, according to authorities.