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Man accused of leaving murder victim in ditch in custody

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Martin Castellanos / Sioux City Police Department Martin Castellanos / Sioux City Police Department
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Ricardo Jaime Vital / Sioux City Police Department Ricardo Jaime Vital / Sioux City Police Department

The suspect accused of murdering a Sioux City man and leaving his body near Sioux Falls is now in custody.

Martin Castellanos, 20, of Sioux City, was arrested Thursday Sioux City Police Lt. Mark Kirkpatrick said.

Castellanos allegedly shot 20-year-old Adrian Rojas Hernandez, also of Sioux City, Oct. 27.

Lincoln County Sheriff Dennis Johnson says Hernandez's body was discovered about noon Sunday by a driver on a gravel road between Canton and Sioux Falls. Johnson says there had been an attempt to set the man's body on fire.

Sioux City police arrested Ricardo Jaime Vital, 22, as an accomplice soon after the body was found. Kirkpatrick says all three were acquaintances and were together before the shooting took place.

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