Salem, OR -

The Marion County district attorney's office says the husband of a woman whose remains were found in September has been accused of the killing and arrested in Texas.

In a statement, the prosecutors say a hunter found the skeletal remains of 39-year-old of Maribel Gutierrez-Salinas in a forest in the Santiam Canyon near Gates and north of Oregon Highway 22.

They say her husband, 42-year-old Gustavo Villanueva Gutierrez, was indicted Aug. 20 on charges of murder and abuse of a corpse, and he was arrested Monday in Laredo, Texas.

The prosecutor's office said information about the identity of the remains and the suspect wasn't made public to avoid compromising the case as well as to protect "the safety of some."