A second man has been arrested in connection with the slaying of Fernando Mendoza of Burlington, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.
The 19-year-old Lynnwood man, whose name was not released, is suspected of trying to cover up Mendoza’s slaying by moving and hiding his body after Mendoza was shot several times.
The Lynnwood man also is suspected of getting paid for his role in the crime and for trying to mislead detectives, according to the sheriff’s office.
Twenty-year-old Edgar Alejandre, the man suspected of actually killing Mendoza and burying his body in a shallow grave was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service in Oxnard, Calif., for investigation of second-degree murder, according to the sheriff’s office.
Members of Mendoza’s family reported him missing on July 3. Two people walking their dog discovered his body on Labor Day near the 16000 block of Dubuque Road, east of Everett between Lake Stevens and Snohomish.