YORK, Pa. (WHTM) – A man has been charged in connection to a March homicide in York.

Carlos Omar Rivera-Rivera was charged with homicide for the death of Edgardo Bermudez-Melendez on March 13, 2022, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Troopers say Bermudez-Melendez was killed in York City and his body was transported and dumped in a wooded area in Lancaster County along Holtwood Road, also known as State Route 372 in the area of the Norman Wood Bridge.

In March State Police said Bermudez-Melendez was reported missing on March 14, and last seen during the evening hours of March 13.

Court records show Rivera-Rivera was charged with felony selling or transferring a firearm with a false written statement and misdemeanor making a statement under penalty. He was denied bail at the request of the filing officer due to the homicide charges.

A court summary shows Rivera-Rivera facing one count each of criminal homicide, abuse of a corpse, and tampering/fabricating physical evidence. He was remanded to the York County Prison on August 12.

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State Police in Lancaster are investigating the case with assistance from the York County District Attorney’s Office.