Two Arrested In Brutal Murder

Two men arrested in brutal murder of beloved Houston restaurant manager

Two men arrested in brutal murder of beloved restaurant manager

Police in Los Angeles have arrested two men in connection with the death of Joseph Angel Ramos, the beloved Houston restaurant fixture whose body was found Nov. 18 in the pond at Willow Waterhole Greenway Park.

The Harris County Medical Examiner's Office listed Ramos's death as a homicide caused by "strangulation and blunt force injuries." 

Carlos Martinez, 22, and Taylor Coyledean, 21, were arrested when officers found Ramos' stolen BMW and wallet with them near Venice Beach on Friday, KPRC Channel 2 reports. The two men twill be extradited to Houston on Monday and could be charged with capital murder.

Ramos had worked as a manager at La Strada at the height of the Montrose restaurant's popularity and at Arcodoro for 15 years as a manager. He recently had started working as a manager at Nino's Restaurant.

He did not show up to work on Nov. 8 and his employer at Nino's received a mysterious text message from his phone stating he was going to attend a funeral. More than a week later, the police found his body in the water. 

Friends told Channel 2 that Ramos once worked with Martinez and Coyledea and let them live with him because they said they had nowhere else to go.

On Ramos' Facebook page, friends and family expressed relief that the alleged killers had been caught and anger over his senseless death.

 A memorial service will be held on Dec. 6 at 1 p.m. at Bering Memorial United Methodist Church. Afterwards, mourners are invited to celebrate Ramos's life at Tony Mandola's.

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A memorial service for Joe Angel Ramos will be held on Dec. 6. Photo courtesy of KHOU/Facebook