8 arrested after dead man found in U-Haul

LOS ANGELES (AP) Four more suspects have been arrested in the killing of a man whose body was found in the back of a U-Haul truck in Santa Barbara County.

The Santa Maria Times says four men were taken into custody Thursday in four separate police actions.

The latest arrests bring the number of suspects taken into custody in connection with the gang-related slaying to eight.

On Tuesday, Santa Barbara Sheriff's deputies found a U-Haul truck officers had been searching for. Santa Maria police Sgt. Mark Norling said in the back was a man's dead body. Officers ruled the death a homicide.

Police did not release more details because of the ongoing investigation.