A Guatemalan man was arraigned in a Brockton court on Monday for allegedly misleading authorities investigating human remains found in Duxbury last week.
Jose Milthon Freddy Azurdia-Montenegro, 55, was recently charged with misleading a police investigation, the Plymouth district attorney's office said on Monday. He pleaded not guilty and was ordered held on $10,000 cash bail and ordered to surrender his passport.
The remains were found in a box on Alexander Way July 27. The box was partially opened and authorities said a strong odor was coming from within. After being examined by police, the remains were taken to the medical examiner's office for identification.
Also on Monday, the district attorney's office released the identity of the person killed. The remains were ofEstuardo Leonel Melgar Perez, 44, of Guatemala. The remains were identified through fingerprint analysis by the Department of Homeland Security.
A cause and manner of death is still being determined, but authorities said an autopsy revealed a 14-inch incision was found on Melgar Perez's abdomen.
Authorities also said that Melgar Perez entered the U.S. on July 25 through JFK International Airport on a flight from Honduras. Both men were also scheduled to leave the country on Aug. 2 on a flight back to Honduras through JFK International Airport.
A call placed toAzurdia-Montenegro's lawyer was not immediately returned.
Authorities are still investigating.
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