ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - An arrest has been made in the investigation into the death of an Orlando woman whose body was found dismembered in a lake.
Rafael Gonzalez, 46, was taken into custody early Monday afternoon on a charge of destruction of evidence and has been named as a person of interest in the murder of Olivia Renee Diggs, 32.
Orlando police officers on Friday raided a home where Gonzalez lives. The home, at 512 Dorado Ave., is about a mile east of Lake Underhill, where the body of Diggs was discovered on August 22.
The victim's phone records led detectives to Gonzalez, authorities say. Additional evidence was found at a home searched by investigators, according to investigators, which they said link Gonzalez to Diggs.
"The evidence was, at this point, insurmountable as to leading to his involvement in the case," said OPD Det. Pete Cadiz. "The room that he was living in led us to quite a bit of evidence connecting him to Olivia."
That evidence, including what Det. Cadiz said appears to be blood from the victim, has been sent to crime labs at the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. It is likely that homicide charges will follow, Cadiz added.
The relationship between Diggs and Gonzalez was described as "casual." Investigators said the two had recently met on a Lynx bus and exchanged phone numbers.
Investigators said there are no other individuals being sought in the this case. "We want community to know, we're not looking for anyone else," said Orlando Police Chief John Mina during a news conference on Monday.