Suspect In Murder Of Maine Native In Custody
The Boston Globe also had this to say:
Hawes, who has family in Maine, was shot to death sometime after Feb. 23, when he was seen on a surveillance camera in a supermarket checkout line, police said.A suspect has been arrested, though authorities still confess ignorance as to the motive of the killing. NBC SanDiego stated that "Police arrested Gerald Michael Nash, 61, Thursday at about 6:15 a.m. in front of the Ever So Naughty Adult Theater and pornography shop on Palm Avenue in Imperial Beach. Nash lived in a small house behind the shop and worked there until a couple of months ago, police said." [Source]
On Monday, his torso was found floating in the Otay River. Early Tuesday morning, a tow-truck driver discovered a head in a trash bag off Interstate 5, and a few hours later, a freeway crew found a hand on the side of a road about 3 miles away. Both are believed to be from Hawes' body.
The NBC SanDiego link given above also features a slideshow, including grainy photos of the found body parts on site and a still from the store surveillance camera that showed the last documented contact between Hawes and the living world.