Monroe man Charged after Dismembered Body found

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A suspect in the death of a Monroe man was arrested Thursday by the North Carolina special agents with the State Bureau of Investigation.

Keith Edward McCarthy, 41, is charged with first degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon and concealing the death of Jaime Toledano Hernandez, 41, whose body was found completely dismembered and in a single container in a field in Stallings on Friday, July 24, according to authorities.

Hernandez's wife reported her husband missing on Monday, July 6. Authorities searched a home on Tucker and Concord Avenue in Monroe Thursday where police believe the murder happened. 

Hernandez was a Mexican national unlawfully present in the country, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). ICE says they encountered Hernandez twice before, but he was granted voluntary removal.

This is a joint effort between SBI, Monroe PD and the Union County Sheriff's Office. McCarthy has been placed in the Union County jail.