LIMA, Peru (AP) -- Police in Peru say the body of a Chilean man accused in the ritual killing of a 3-day-old boy in his homeland has been found hanging from a rope in an abandoned house.
Police Gen. Javier Avalos told reporters on Wednesday that the body of 36-year-old Ramon Castillo was found overnight in a house in the highlands city of Cuzco. He says he can't yet say whether it was suicide.
Police in neighboring Chile had been seeking Castillo and two other members of the sect that he led for their alleged participation in the baby's slaying in the Valparaiso region Nov. 23. The child's mother was arrested last week.
Chilean police say the baby was thrown onto a bonfire because Castillo and his followers believed the child was the antichrist.
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