Detectives make grisly find in Central California

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Updated: 6/24/2014 4:06 pm

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say they've found parts of a woman burned in a fire pit near a motorhome in Central California.

The Bakersfield California reported Tuesday that a tip led Kern County Sheriff's detectives to the remains near Bakersfield on May 12 and within days they arrested Alejandro Leon.

The 30-year-old Leon is charged with killing 31-year-old Evelynn Chuca. Investigators say the pair heavily used methamphetamine.

Court papers say detectives found a skull and hand at the fire pit, blood inside the motorhome and a blue tote bag filled with charred body parts.

A witness says he called police the day after Leon invited him inside the motorhome to show him the body.

Attorney Alan Rogers says his client maintains his innocence in the case based on statements from drug addicts.

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