Booking graphic for Andy Bryant

8 months after a useless human body was found in a burning vehicle, Gulfport police said the male who ignited the flames was arrested, and detectives consider the victim was currently useless prior to the intentional fire.

Gulfport detectives stated 34-year-aged Andy Bryant was booked into Pinellas County Jail Wednesday. He faces charges of arson and abuse of a dead human human body. 

In September 2020, a bicycle owner was on the Skyway Path – which is aspect of the Pinellas Trail community — and spotted the burning automobile in the vicinity of Twin Brooks golf program. Firefighters had to wait for the engulfed motor vehicle to burn off out due to the fact the trail was not available by firetrucks.

When the fireplace was out, they found the system of 55-year-old Jesus Manuel Tavarez-Soto in the trunk of a motor vehicle. At the time, police explained the car or truck, a 2014 black Nissan Sentra, believed to belong to Tavarez-Soto. He was recognized by way of dental records.

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Detectives reported Bryant confessed to locating the deceased sufferer, placing the system in the trunk of the Sentra, and location the automobile on fireplace. 

Murder charges ended up not filed from Bryant dependent on the investigation, so significantly, which involves the autopsy and toxicology stories. Detectives did not say in which Bryant observed the entire body of Tavarez-Soto.

“Based mostly on the affliction of the skeletal remains found in the trunk, no evidence was identified displaying trauma at or all around the time of demise according to the forensic anthropologist,” according to the law enforcement section.

The induce of demise remains undetermined, detectives claimed.