Suspect confesses to killing and storing body of man in 55-gallon drum, documents say
SAN ANTONIO – New details have been released on the case of a man who confessed to killing another man and storing his body at a West Side home.
George Oscar Pena was arrested on Friday in connection to the murder.
According to an affidavit, Pena admitted to shooting and cutting the throat of Juan Ramiro Martinez, 43.
The document also stated that Pena put the body into a 55-gallon drum in his own backyard on Allenda Drive.
Pena also admitted to “burning several items of possible evidence.”
The affidavit also said a woman who was with the suspect and the victim, called police on Friday to report the murder.
The woman told police Pena asked her for help in getting rid of the body but that she left and called police.
A motive remains unclear, but police believe there was an argument between Pena and Martinez.
The affidavit also stated that Pena accused Martinez of stealing from his home.