Redlands police on Monday announced the arrest of a Lennox man on suspicion of murdering a Mexican national whose body was found buried in an orange grove this month.
Emilio Norez Aguirre, 46, is suspected of stabbing to death Sergio Gonzalez Cano, 33, said police spokesman Carl Baker.
Cano's body had been partially buried for about two weeks before a grove worker's grandchildren discovered the body Nov. 3, Baker said.
Cano carried no identification, and detectives spent weeks trying to identify his body.
Cano was undocumented and used various aliases and birth dates while traveling and working throughout the western United States, officials said.
Aguirre and Cano had known each other for several years and often worked construction jobs together, police said. Cano had been staying with Aguirre since mid-September.