Cops: Slain Man's Partner Arrested for Murder

Jorge Munoz is accused of killing Pedro Ramirez in his Normal Heights bedroom

A man accused of strangling his gay partner in Normal Heights is in custody, police said.

Jorge Munoz, 24, is accused of killing Pedro Ramirez, 36, whose body was found in his Cherokee Point apartment shortly after midnight on Friday, said San Diego police Lt. Kevin Rooney.

Authorities think Ramirez invited Munoz to the apartment in the early morning hours on Thursday.

"The pair spent several hours together before (Munoz) strangled Ramirez," Rooney said. “They had a relationship.”

Concerned relatives, friends and coworkers went to check on Ramirez after he didn’t show up for work. They found him dead in his bedroom.

Munoz was arrested Wednesday night at his home on Dwight Street and booked into jail on suspicion of murder.

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