Feliciano Valencia-Santiago, the man accused of murdering a San Jose woman and dumping her body in a garbage bag, has reportedly confessed to the heinous crime.
According to media outlets, police say that during an interrogation, Valencia-Santiago admitted that he killed Maria Esther Orozco, whose body was found last week in a loosely tied garbage sack between two bushes near a Sunnyvale home on Ticonderoga Drive.
Valencia-Santiago is being charged with one count of murder and is expected to enter a plea on June 27 when he will appear in court, according to the San Jose Mercury News. He is facing 26 years to life in prison if convicted.
Valencia-Santiago had helped another resident clean up the house after the fire, police say. The house is located a less than a mile from where Orozco's body was found. She died from head trauma.
Police arrested Valencia-Santiago on Friday June 10 at about 7:30 p.m. as he rode his bike
in the area near El Camino Real and Halford in Santa Clara.