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Suspect in Oahu dismemberment case extradited

Bryan Suitt Bryan Suitt
Alex Gonzales Alex Gonzales
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Only Hawaii News Now was there as Bryan Suitt was walked into the Honolulu Police Department.

With one officer at his side, Suitt dropped his head when he saw the camera and turned to avoid us getting a good shot of his face.

Suitt had just arrived in Hawaii months after he was arrested in California. 

US Marshals arrested him in early December at his mother's home near San Diego. 

He is accused of stabbing Alex Gonzales multiple times, dismembering his body, and dumping the remains near the Mililani Cemetery. They were discovered in September. 

Police sources say the two men were romantically involved and were staying in the apartments above the Wailana Coffee House. 

Neighbors complained about a foul odor coming from the apartment in August, followed by the strong smell of bleach.  Police sources say they found blood in the apartment fridge and believe the remains were kept there to avoid drawing attention.

Weeks later, Suitt allegedly packed up the remains in a suitcase and dumped the remains. 

"It's hard to imagine anyone would do such a heinous act," says Gonzales' sister, Hillary Schell from California.  She says her brother's remains have not been released yet, because the body is still considered evidence. 

"Not being able to have services for him yet ... that just makes it harder because there's no closure," she says.

Schell hopes that the remains will be released soon now that Suitt is back in Hawaii and the case is progressing.

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