Arrest In Connection With Body Found In Trunk In California

STANTON, Calif. (AP) — An Oklahoma City man was arrested this week in connection with the killing of a man whose body was found in the trunk of a car two years ago in Southern California, authorities said.

The 27-year-old suspect was taken into custody in Oklahoma on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder, the Orange County Register reported Saturday. He is awaiting an extradition hearing to see if he’ll be transported to California.

Investigators said they believe the man was involved in the 2019 killing of 31-year-old Jeffrey Cheng of Irvine.

Deputies found Cheng’s body in the trunk of a car parked in the Orange County city of Stanton on March 8, 2019. There was blood on the outside of the car and the driver’s side window was smashed.

But it’s still not clear how Cheng was killed, or how long his body was inside the trunk, the newspaper said.

Investigators have not said what the suspect's relationship was to Cheng.