Police: California man arrested in Flagstaff homicide case

Posted at 5:51 PM, Jun 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-01 20:51:31-04

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities in northern Arizona say they have arrested a California man in a homicide case.

Flagstaff police say 28-year-old Andreas McCabe of Susanville has been booked into the Coconino County jail on suspicion of second-degree murder and abandonment/concealment of a dead body.

Police say the name of the victim was being withheld until his relatives can be notified.

It was unclear Monday if McCabe has a lawyer yet.

Police say they were called around 5 a.m. Sunday about an unresponsive man who was seen with McCabe at a Flagstaff motel.

McCabe was questioned and allegedly told police detectives that he invited the victim to his room and strangled him.

Police say a motive isn't immediately clear and the county medical examiner will determine the victim's cause of death.