Antonio Yanez. (LVMPD)

Antonio Yanez. (LVMPD)

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Authorities say a man has been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with a body found in the Las Vegas desert last month.

Antonio Yanez was booked Saturday into Clark County Detention Center.

Authorities say the 25-year-old Yanez is facing charges of open murder, kidnapping, robbery and several traffic violations.

It was unclear Sunday if Yanez has a lawyer yet who can speak on his behalf.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police say a person called March 15 to report a body in the desert.

Officers responded and found the body off State Route 147 east of the Las Vegas valley.

Police say it appeared the body had been at that location for several days.

The Clark County Coroner's Office identified the man found as Marcos Andreas Madrid, 33, was pronounced dead March 15 at 6:30 p.m. due to multiple gunshot wounds.

His death was ruled a homicide. Madrid's family said he had been missing since early February.

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Hawks15

Illegal from somewhere, most likely

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