Arrest Made in Pleasanton Homicide Case

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A man was arrested Wednesday in connection with a body found in a trash can May 24.

Officers from Stockton and Pleasanton Police arrested 30-year-old Javier Sandoval Wednesday. He’s suspected to have murdered 25-year-old Ana Flores-Pineda.

Flores-Pineda, of Stockton, was reported missing June 12.

As her disappearance was investigated, detectives identified the body of a woman found May 24 in a trash can in Pleasanton as Flores-Pineda’s.

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