- Associated Press - Friday, September 12, 2014

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - El Paso authorities say a man found bound and burned to death in a vacant downtown building had been dead for at least three weeks before utility workers found him.

Investigators announced their determination Thursday and say they’re trying to identify him through DNA and dental records. Police say one of the five people arrested Wednesday in connection to the crime says the man went by the nickname “Mexican Jerry.”

They have not released a suspected motive for why the man was killed.

Three men were charged Wednesday with murder and are being held on $1 million bond each. Another man and a woman were charged with failure to report a felony offense. They say at least two of the suspects are homeless.

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