A Minnesota man has been arrested for the alleged murder of an aspiring model whose body was found inside the refrigerator of her downtown Los Angeles apartment last year, the Los Angeles Police Department announced Wednesday.

Maleesa Mooney, 31, was found dead on September 12, after suffering blunt force trauma to her head, torso and arms, according to the medical examiner’s report, which listed the cause of death as “violence.” murderer”.

Mooney’s wrists and ankles were tied together, and the restraints were tied together behind his back with “various electronic cables and clothing items.” They put a gag made from a piece of clothing into his mouth.

Toxicology tests also found traces of cocaine and alcohol in Mooney’s system.

Now, nearly half a year later, Los Angeles police believe they have found his killer: Magnus Daniel Humphrey, 41, of Hopkins, Minnesota, who was arrested on an “unrelated federal warrant” and is on federal probation. for drug crimes. the police said.

Humphrey waived extradition and was brought to Los Angeles to face a murder charge. An arraignment hearing is scheduled for Thursday morning.

No further information was released about his connection to Mooney or his death.

Police are still seeking additional information from the public. Anyone with additional information about this case is asked to call Detective Pierce or Detective Marcinek at 213-486-8700.

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By Sam