After a DNA match to dismembered remains, stepson arrested in man’s homicide, cops say

Benito Peralta Farrar
Benito Peralta Farrar

On Tuesday, the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office had more pressing matters to deal with than who was gaining in the polls.

According to a news release on the SCSO’s Facebook page, deputies obtained confirmation that dismembered human remains recovered in a Bushnell, Florida, home were those of missing person Claudio Carvajal Hernandez.

The medical examiner ruled the victim’s cause of death homicidal violence by unknown means.

“The condition of Carvajal Hernandez’ remains required extensive laboratory testing in order to make a positive DNA match and this presented a significant delay in the investigation,” read the release.

An arrest warrant was issued Tuesday for the stepson, Benito Peralta Farrar. The 24-year-old suspect was arrested on the charges of second-degree murder and abuse of a dead human.

He is being held at the Sumter County Detention Center on no bond.

If you have information regarding this case, contact Detective Aaron Sirolli at the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office at 352-793-2621. To remain anonymous Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS (8477)