2nd suspect named in buried body case

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) Police announced a second suspect Monday night in the murder case uncovered last week when human remains were dug up at two residences.

A Ramey warrant has been issued for the arrest of 27-year-old Argelio Salinas for the unlawful disposal of a human body, conspiracy to commit a crime and for being an accessory.

Frank Valles was arrested on suspicion of murder. Documents filed with the court revealed that the alleged murder of Alphonso John Hyde came to light because Valles' wife suspected he was cheating on her. She put a recording device in their kitchen, and instead of gathering evidence of infidelity, the device captured Valles asking another man, Pablo Medrano, to help him move Hyde's buried remains.

Valles is jailed and accused of murder for financial gain. He's due in court again later this week.

Salinas is described as 5-foot-8, 160 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. Police Sgt. Joe Grubbs said investigators talked to witnesses who reported Salinas was seen in the backyard of one of the homes were Hyde's remains were found. Salinas appeared to be helping with the burial, and based on that information, detectives developed information that led to the warrant for Salinas' arrest.

Arrest documents state Valles offered the other man, Medrano, $1,000 to help move the body.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is encouraged to call the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111 or Detective Jeff Saso at 326-3535.