SALEM, Ark. -- Arkansas State Police investigators say two restaurant employees killed a co-worker last Sunday night and then tried to hide the body by backing the victim's pickup down a highway embankment with the body in it. Jorge Pablo Gonzalez and Diego Handelin Valdivia Villonveva are each charged with capital murder and armed criminal action for the shooting death of Jesus Cisneros Meza, 31.
Officers found Meza's body in the bed of his pickup on Monday morning. It had been pushed over a highway embankment near Melbourne in Izard County, south of Salem.
According to the probable cause statement used as the basis of the charges, a State Police special agent went to the Senor Carlos Restaurant in Salem to interview people about Meza, who was an employee and part owner of that business. During the interview, the agent said, Gonzalez, who managed the restaurant, told him that Meza was shot in the kitchen by Villonveva, and Gonzalez helped Villonveva clean up the crime scene and dispose of the body.