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Arrest Made In Murder
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San Joaquin County sheriff's deputies have arrested a Stockton man in connection with the dumping of a body in the rural area outside Farmington earlier this month.

Christian Robert Concha, 21, of Stockton was arrested following the serving of a search warrant on Friday, Jan. 11.

"He was arrested by our deputies serving a warrant in the 600 block of East Hazelton in Stockton," said San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department spokesman Deputy Les Garcia. He was arrested and charged with murder and kidnapping."

Concha, who has aliases of 'LB' and 'Little Bear,' was booked at San Joaquin County Jail on suspicion of felony murder and felony kidnapping. Bail was not allowed and he was due back in court in Stockton on Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 15, after The Times went to press.

Garcia said the case remains under investigation. Deputies were called to the scene on Van Allen Road, south of Highway 4 last Sunday morning, Jan. 6, by Farmington Fire Department officials, who had been notified of a possible body seen in the area. Responding to the call, firefighters discovered the body of a young Hispanic male in a ditch and quickly called in authorities.

"We did identify the victim but we haven't found the next of kin," Garcia said Monday afternoon.

His identity will not be released until the next of kin is notified. Garcia said they believe his family may be in another state.

"The motive, and whether or not it's gang related or whether he (Concha) acted alone, that's sill being investigated," Garcia added.

Concha, who just turned 21 on Jan. 9, is listed at six feet, one inch and 220 pounds. His Tuesday court appearance in Stockton was slated in Department Z.