See the update at the end of this post about the date Jose Ramiro Baez Paredes was reported missing and inconclusive autopsy results.
ORIGINAL POST, JUNE 24, 9:29 A.M.: Just as we were going offline Friday evening, a report came in that a stretch of Brea Canyon Road had been closed by police for a reason other than a traffic accident.
We now know the reason: the body of 46-year-old Jose Ramiro Baez Paredes of Santa Ana was found in a trash can alongside the remote stretch of road.
The cause of death of the man who also simply went by Ramiro Baez Parades is not yet known, according to Brea Police, who are investigating this as a murder.
Paredas' killing may have happened much earlier: a motorist had noticed the trash can on the south side of Brea Canyon Road, just south of Tonner Canyon Road, for more than a week before deciding to check it out Friday afternoon.
The grisly discovery prompted a call to police at 3:08 p.m. that day.
As you'd imagine, investigators are stumped at this point, and they ask anyone with information to call Brea Police Detective Rueben Alonzo at 714.990.7637.
UPDATE, JUNE 25, 1:52 P.M.: Jose Ramiro Baez Paredes had been reported missing on Monday, June 17, which was five days before his body was found stuffed in a green waste bin left beside Brea Canyon Road, according to the late man's family.
Meanwhile, an autopsy performed Monday failed to disclose cause of death. The coroner's office is now awaiting results of toxicology and other tests to help determine how he died.
The 46-year-old leaves a wife and children.