Authorities in Florida arrested a man on suspicion of killing a woman found on the side of the road last week.
According to Fox News, emergency personnel discovered the body of 41-year-old Ann Farran alongside a road in Miami on Wednesday.
The remains were recovered at about 6:30 a.m. that day. A subsequent autopsy revealed the cause of death appeared to be homicide by means of strangulation, according to a Miami-Dade Medical Examiner’s Office report.
Three days later, Miami police spotted a suspect in the case, 37-year-old Juan Carlos Hernandez-Caseres, and arrested him on suspicion of murder.
Investigators say he admitted offering Farran money in exchange for sex.
She alleged agreed, and the encounter devolved into a physical altercation that resulted in Hernandez-Caseres striking the victim.
As the Miami Herald reports, police statements indicate Hernandez-Caseres admitted to becoming “enraged” during sex and hitting Farran in her throat and neck.
Police say he knocked Farran unconscious and callously pulled his car up to a sidewalk, dumped out her lifeless body, and drove away.
A surveillance video reportedly captured an individual emerge from a black car and pull another body out and leaving it on the ground.
After his arrest, the suspect was booked into Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center without bond. He was also placed under an immigration hold.
Hernandez-Cortes remained in custody as of Saturday. He is expected to face criminal charges including first-degree murder in connection with Farran’s death.
[Featured image: Juan Carlos Hernandez-Caseres/Miami-Dade Corrections]