DECATUR, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — A second arrest has been made in connection with the death of a man whose remains were found near Decatur in March 2020.
Wilson Figueroa-Matos, 39, was arrested by deputies with the Benton County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) on Wednesday, September 15.
Figueroa-Matos is being held on charges of capital murder, abuse of a corpse, tampering with physical evidence, terroristic threatening, and interference with emergency communications, in connection with the death of 25-year-old Kevin Gonzalez, according to a press release from BCSO on Thursday.
Gonzalez was last seen on April 12, 2019, according to court documents.
In March 2020, skeletal remains were discovered by a homeowner near Decatur. They were later identified by the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory as belonging to Gonzalez.
Figueroa-Matos’ arrest follows the arrest of a Springdale man, Luis Guillermo Rodriguez-Martinez, 26, who was arrested on Friday, September 10.
Rodriguez-Martinez is facing felony charges of hindering apprehension or prosecution, abuse of a corpse, and tampering with physical evidence.
Details regarding Gonzalez’ death remain unclear, but court documents, which are heavily redacted, suggest he was shot in an apartment in Decatur.