UPDATE: Whitfield County arrests Tennessee suspects in burned body case

DALTON, Georgia (WDEF) – Investigators in Whitfield County, Georgia have charged two Tennessee men in the burned body case.

A 13-year-old boy found the partially burned body of Luis Antonio Lopez off Ellis road in January.

Lopez was from the Nashville area.

Now detectives have charged 23-year-old Roberto Viera Aybar of Antioch and 29-year-old Hector Ruiz with his murder.

Roberto Viera Aybar

Hector J. Ruiz

They believe he shot Lopez in Tennessee then dumped the body at the end of Ellis Road.

The Dalton Daily Citizen reports that the victim was arrested with 11 people last summer in a DEA marijuana growing network headed by Cuban nationals.

The Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office says they are still investigating to determine the motive for the murder. They say additional arrests are anticipated.

Luis Antonio Lopez

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