Detectives announced the arrest Tuesday of a suspect in the shooting death of a 25-year-old Korean man whose body was found near an offramp of the 110 Freeway in July.
Authorities said family members reported Min Woo Cho, 25, missing on June 12. A month after Cho's disappearance, a Caltrans worker clearing brush near the Stadium Way offramp discovered the body.
An initial identification was made after clothing from the scene was shown to Cho's family.
At a news conference, detectives said they had arrested Steven Hyun Kwon, 24. A former roommate of the victim, Kwon had been with Cho at a Koreatown bar the night before his disappearance, LAPD Det. Alan Solomon said.
Kwon, a U.S. citizen with ties to South Korea, had been located at the Hustler Casino in Gardena on Oct. 15. He was taken in for questioning and was later booked on suspicion of murder that day, said Solomon, a member of the LAPD's gang operations and support division.