A 75-year-old man has been allegedly slaughtered by his roommate who moved in hours before violently slashing the victim to death with a machete, police say.
Juan Ortiz, 33, was discovered “attempting to conceal the body” of his elderly roommate Juan Nunez, a Florida resident, by cops on Monday.
The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call Monday after a resident reportedly told officials that a man stated he had killed someone.
Deputies arrived at Nunez’s residence to find Ortiz and the deceased victim in Nunez’s backyard.
Investigators have determined that Ortiz moved into Nunez’s residence on Sunday, the sheriff’s office said in a media release.
In the morning hours of the next day, Ortiz used a machete to strike the victim multiple times causing his death.
Ortiz was in the process of concealing the evidence when deputies arrived at the scene, investigators said.
The circumstances that occurred prior to Nunez’s death are currently unknown.
Ortiz was arrested and charged with second-degree murder and tampering with evidence.
He is currently being held at the Brevard County Jail Complex on no bail.
He is set to appear in front of a judge on August 2.
This incident is still under investigation.