Worker found beaten to death inside Brooklyn Park Popeyes

Anne Arundel police said they have made an arrest in the case of a Popeye's employee who was found dead at the restaurant early Sunday morning.

Police, who did not release the suspect's name or a motive, said they would announce details of the arrest at a briefing on Tuesday at 10 a.m.

About 8 a.m. Sunday, police responded to a call from the Popeye's manager who discovered the body of Luzviminda Monreal, 47, a Laurel woman who worked at the restaurant off Richie Highway in Brooklyn Park.

Monreal, who was working the night shift Saturday, was found in the back stockroom area of the restaurant with significant trauma to her upper body.

Police are investigating it as a homicide and request that anyone with any information call homicide detectives at 410-222-8610 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

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