The suspect, Michael Breer, was in court Wednesday and ordered held, pending charges and an arraignment Friday in Tacoma.
KOMO-TV reported that deputies learned about the case from a friend of Breer's who said he was asked to help dispose of the body last week and saw blood splatters and a leg sticking out of blanket.
Sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer said both the suspect and victim were suspected of stealing metal.
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