Multiple suspects arrested after body found buried in Mohave County

A homicide suspect is behind bars after a body was found buried in a desert area in Mohave County.

Garrett Cole, 31, was arrested on Friday in California’s Riverside County and booked into jail on suspicion of murder, kidnapping and robbery, Bakersfield police said. He had been wanted in connection with the Sept. 23 killing of a man in the Bakersfield area.

California investigators had told deputies with the Mohave County Sheriff's Office that they had reason to believe that a victim had been killed in California last month before being taken to Arizona.

"BPD Detectives had identified multiple suspects in their case and had reason to believe some of the suspects had traveled to Fort Mohave, AZ, after the homicide," deputies said.

Detectives said the suspects had taken the body to Fort Mohave, then buried in the desert in Mohave Valley. The burial site was found off of Boundary Cone Road, and the corpse was turned over the medical examiner's office.

Three other suspects were arrested in connection with the incident earlier this week, authorities said.

It wasn’t immediately clear if Cole had a lawyer or would be appointed one at a pending court appearance.

No other names or details about the alleged murder were released.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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