Law enforcement officials Saturday night continued to investigate leads in a grisly Stockton murder with strong Tuolumne County ties.
Officers were seen at a home Saturday night in Sierra Village, where one suspect, Valentina Paz, was taken into custody Friday night.
Paz, 49, most recently of French Camp, was arrested and booked into the San Joaquin County Jail Friday on charges of murder and conspiracy.
The arrest followed Thursday's apprehension of Bryan Cook, 38, formerly of Mi-Wuk Village. Cook is also held at the San Joaquin County Jail on a murder charge.
Paz and Cook are accused of killing Michael Shane Jones, 48, formerly of Long Barn.
Jones' dismembered body was found Thursday in Groveland at a campsite.
Cook was attending the site and allegedly was attempting to burn Jones'
torso in a fire. Other parts of Jones' body were found in Cook's car,
according to Stockton police.
Paz is held without bail and is scheduled to appear in San Joaquin County Superior Court on Tuesday. Cook, also held without bail, is scheduled to appear Monday.
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