CCPD: Three people charged with abuse of corpse after body discovered in trash can

Posted at 2:22 PM, Jul 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-02 16:54:50-04

Three people are facing serious charges after police say they put the body of a dead man inside a trash can.

Corpus Christi police say they were called to do a welfare check at a home in the 4500 blocks of Kosarek Drive Monday morning.

When officers arrived and entered the home, they discovered a 59-year-old man's body inside of a trash can.

Investigators determined the man had died a couple of weeks ago.

Officers arrested three people. They are identified as 56-year-old Martin Sauceda, 46-year-old Michelle Castaneda, and 65-year-old Emma Prado. They were all charged with abuse of a corpse.

Investigators are still determining the official cause of death for the 59-year-old man. Police say this is still an on-going investigation.