Jose Ramiro Baez Paredes Reported Missing 5 Days Before Body Found in Brea Trash Can

Categories: 2013 Homicides

See the update at the end of this post about the date Jose Ramiro Baez Paredes was reported missing and inconclusive autopsy results.

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ORIGINAL POST, JUNE 24, 9:29 A.M.: Just as we were going offline Friday evening, a report came in that a stretch of Brea Canyon Road had been closed by police for a reason other than a traffic accident.

We now know the reason: the body of 46-year-old Jose Ramiro Baez Paredes of Santa Ana was found in a trash can alongside the remote stretch of road.

The cause of death of the man who also simply went by Ramiro Baez Parades is not yet known, according to Brea Police, who are investigating this as a murder.

Paredas' killing may have happened much earlier: a motorist had noticed the trash can on the south side of Brea Canyon Road, just south of Tonner Canyon Road, for more than a week before deciding to check it out Friday afternoon.

The grisly discovery prompted a call to police at 3:08 p.m. that day.

As you'd imagine, investigators are stumped at this point, and they ask anyone with information to call Brea Police Detective Rueben Alonzo at 714.990.7637.

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UPDATE, JUNE 25, 1:52 P.M.: Jose Ramiro Baez Paredes had been reported missing on Monday, June 17, which was five days before his body was found stuffed in a green waste bin left beside Brea Canyon Road, according to the late man's family.

Meanwhile, an autopsy performed Monday failed to disclose cause of death. The coroner's office is now awaiting results of toxicology and other tests to help determine how he died.

The 46-year-old leaves a wife and children.

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Mitchell_Young
Mitchell_Young topcommenter

That's a greenwaste recycling bin, n'ceste pas? Two possibilities:

1) He got caught in the tarp and  accidentally dumped himself along with the grass cuttings and hedge clippings.

2) Soylent Corporation is back in business.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zAFA-hamZ0

David Tanaka
David Tanaka

Most people would try & hide it a bit better than that IMO. Kinda looks like someone doesn't care if it is easily found. Kinda sounds a little cartel like style to me. If it is I hope that sh*t never is tolerated to spill over into here.

Ladya Oo
Ladya Oo

You never know what you'll find in a trash can...long ago my ex had a friend whose job was emptying trash cans out in the desert somewhere...they skipped one once and later the police found 50 pounds of pot in it.

vegandawg23
vegandawg23 topcommenter

@David Tanaka You're joking right? Who's gonna do anything?!? They won't close the border. They won't deport the illegals. In fact they're giving them work permits and trying to ram some nonsense through while people are distracted by some yin yang NSA whistle-blower. Republicans and democrats are both guilty of treason and dereliction of duty in this regard. You think a few murders is gonna change anything? 

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