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Warrant: Murder suspect drove victim's car on day body was found on greenway

Posted May 4

Jose Humberto Lara-Pineda

— The man charged with the murder of a friend found dead on the Raleigh greenway drove the victim's car on the day his body was found, according to a warrant in the case.

Jose Humberto Lara-Pineda, 18, was being held without bond in the Wake County jail when he committed suicide shortly after his arrest.

Police allege Lara-Pineda killed Fredys Odilo Del Cid Ramos, 28, and dumped him in a wooded area in the 3200 block of Calumet Drive in March.

Investigators found that the men spoke on the phone and Ramos visited Lara-Pineda at his Brentwood Road apartment in the hours before his body was found.

After Ramos' 2002 Toyota Celica was found parked outside Lara-Pineda's apartment, police asked to search the vehicle. They found a receipt inside for a Walgreeen's on New Bern Avenue and, using store surveillance video, spotted a man who appears to be Lara-Pineda driving the car.

Police also searched Lara-Pineda's apartment and seized clothing they believe he wore on the day Ramos disappeared.

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