GERMANTOWN, Md. — A 27-year-old man is facing murder charges in connection with the death of a man whose body was found in a field in Germantown.

The body was found around 6:30 p.m. on Sunday in a field across from the Extended Stay America hotel in the 12500 block of Milestone Center Drive.

Police say the suspect, Kyle Martin Noble, approached the victim as he was getting out of a car. Noble then chased the victim to a field across the parking lot where he assaulted him and fled the scene.

A bystander found the victim, 31-year-old Efrain Arias, dead in the field with trauma to his upper body. 

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore has ruled Arias’ death as a homicide. Noble was arrested Tuesday and was taken to the Central Processing Unit where is being held without bond. 

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