Suspect arrested in death of homeless man in Concord

Crime Scene

CONCORD (BCN) -- Police are investigating a homicide in connection with the death of a transient man whose body was found Saturday morning near a Chuck E. Cheese's restaurant in Concord, police said Monday.

A woman flagged down an officer at about 9 a.m. Saturday after she spotted a body near Willow Pass Road and Market Street.

The officer stopped and found a body in some bushes.

The victim was identified today as Loreto Reyes, 66, according to the Contra Costa County coroner's office.

Police identified and arrested a person Sunday on suspicion of murder and booked the suspect into the county jail where they remain. The suspect's name is not being released, as the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about Reyes' death is asked to call detective Kevin Giacoletto at (925) 671-3040 or the anonymous tip line at (925) 603-5836.