LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles authorities tell a news station that a suspected killer dismembered his victim and carried the body parts in a suitcase by train to a store parking lot, where the remains were set on fire.

KNBC-TV cited police officials Monday that said a 56-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder after the burning body was found outside a Home Depot last week. Authorities have not released the identity of the suspect.

Coroner's officials have been unable to identify the burned remains, or confirm whether the person is a man or a woman.

Officer Mike Lopez said police plan a Tuesday press conference about the arrest, but he could not immediately provide additional details.

KNBC says investigators used security video to retrace the alleged killer's steps from where the body was found burning to a crime scene several miles away in Pasadena. Officials tell the news station that the footage shows the man with a large rolling suitcase on a commuter train.

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Information from: KNBC-TV, http://www.nbc4.tv/

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