The US Army veteran who was found dead in a car in California may have been killed by a cartel, police suspect.
Adrian Darren Bonar, 34, of Escondido, was found in the trunk of a Lexis by California Highway Patrol officers about to tow the car from a garbage dump on the north side of Santa Ana Canyon Road, west of Gypsum Canyon, in Anaheim on October 17.
Mystery has surrounded his death and the authorities now say that an MS-13 gang in Los Angeles could have killed Bonar in a targeted execution.
Tribute: Pauline Gourdie praised her brother Adrian Bonar (pictured together) and said his killers deserved to rot in the & # 39; sewers of hell & # 39; after his body was found in the back of a car
Discovery: Anaheim police officers found the body wrapped in a tarpaulin while they were preparing to tow the car
Bonar (right) is pictured with his fellow soldier Gustavo Dias during a field training in Fort Steward, Georgia. They served together in Iraq
Bonar, who was known to often visit motels in California, was found dead in the trunk of a car that had been left on a dirt site. An investigation into murder cases was then started.
The son of Scottish restaurant millionaire Brian Bonar, he had served in Iraq and mystery surrounds his death about 120 kilometers from the city of Escondido where he lived.
A source told The sun: & # 39; It seems that Mr. Bonar is at the mercy of some serious criminals.
& # 39; Officers are still working on a motive, but it's no secret that these people like to use extreme violence in an instant. & # 39;
Adrian Bonar (right), son of Scottish restaurant millionaire Brian Bonar (left), had served in Iraq and mystery surrounds his death about 120 km from where he lived
Adrian Darren Bonar, 34, from Escondido, was found in the trunk of a Lexis by California Highway Patrol officers who were about to drag the car (photo) off a trash can
The map above shows that Bonar & # 39; s body was found about 120 miles from where he lives in Esconido, California.
A friend of DailyMail.com said he & # 39; no idea & # 39; has who would harm Bonar.
& # 39; He was just a great guy. Someone you wanted to be with, & # 39; Gustavo Dias told DailyMail.com.
Dias, 32, who lives in Florida, said Bonar was married to children and said he had served him in Iraq in 2007 and 2008. Both were honorably fired.
& # 39; He was an excellent soldier.
& # 39; I have so many memories of him being stupid in Iraq and trying to make everyone smile. & # 39;
His ruined sister Pauline Gourdie said his killers deserve to be in the sewers of hell & # 39; to rot in an online tribute to her brother.
Mourning: the stars and stripes were draped over the coffin during a memorial ceremony for Adrian Bonar that took place last Friday, more than a week after he was found dead
Memories: a framed montage of photographs by Adrian Bonar that was shown on Friday during a memorial service for the former soldier
& # 39; My heart is breaking, but full of pride that you were my brother. It is clear that you were loved not only by your family, but by so many whose lives you touched, & she said.
& # 39; You were taken away too early but you lived from it. So proud of everything you've achieved in your life, curtailed by malignant scum.
& # 39; May you ascend with the eagles in heaven while they squawk in the sewers of hell! Until we meet again. Sleep softly lil bro. Your heartbroken sister, P. & # 39;
His friends explained to him on Monday in San Diego with a murder probe above the ceremony.
The Anaheim police have previously said that Bonar & # 39; was known to frequent motels in North San Diego County and Los Angeles County & # 39; because they asked for information
According to reports in Scotland, Bonar & # 39; s mother Linda Green traveled to the US for the funeral last week.
The mourners were shown a photo of Bonar in full Highland dress and wore thistles as a tribute to his Scottish background.
A framed montage that was shown during the event showed a series of photos of Bonar in military equipment.
Moreover, the Stars and Stripes were draped over his coffin in recognition of his military service.
Linda then wrote online: & # 39; Thank you for coming and for everything you did yesterday in honor of my son Adrian last night. Can you please send me the photos & # 39; s? I love you all. & # 39;
The Anaheim police have previously said that Bonar & # 39; was known to frequent motels in North San Diego County and Los Angeles County & # 39; because they asked for information.
Investigators said they were a & # 39; suspicious object & # 39; had found themselves wrapped in a sail after being called to the abandoned vehicle 12 days ago.
The object turned out to be & # 39; a similar size and shape of a human body & # 39; and the vehicle was towed to the coroner's office for examination.
The police later revealed the identity of Bonar and urged everyone who had seen him in the weeks before his death or had contact to call (+1) 714 321 3669.
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