Judge denies bond for Hialeah man accused of dismembering body

William Martinez, 40, arrested after body parts found on train tracks


MIAMI – A Miami-Dade County judge refused to set bond Friday for a man who is accused of dismembering a body and leaving the victim's remains on train tracks in Hialeah.

The remains were found Wednesday night in the area west of Palm Avenue and 21st Street.

According to an arrest report, numerous body parts were found scattered at the scene in black garbage bags, including hands, a foot, a head and partial limbs.

Hialeah police said a collision with a train caused the bags to break and the remains to scatter around the tracks.

Police said surveillance video from a nearby business shows the suspect, William Martinez, 40, walking from an apartment complex toward the tracks on Monday and Tuesday.

He was seen Tuesday throwing an object onto the tracks, police said.

Detectives said Martinez's mother said her son admitted to killing the victim inside her apartment.

"The suspect beats the victim to death and doesn't know what to do with the body and the evidence," Hialeah Police spokesman Sgt. Carl Zogby said. "(He) probably sits on it for a couple of days in the apartment, and then dismembers the body, puts them in plastic bags, crosses the street and throws them by the tracks, making them disappear."

Authorities said they believe that the killing was the result of an argument between the two. 

The victim's identity has not been released.

Martinez faces charges of second-degree murder and abuse of a corpse.

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