L.A. County Sheriff’s homicide detectives said Friday they had arrested a man for murder in Hacienda Heights after the man's 66-year-old mother was found dead in the trunk of a car.

Clifton Huang, 43, was detained by deputies at his mother’s home and was being held in lieu of $2-million bail, the Sheriff’s Department said.

Investigators said the cause of Vilma Chau’s death was not immediately clear.

Chau’s body was found Thursday in the garage of her home in the 15000 block of Las Tunas Drive. Her hands and feet had been bound.

Other family members had gone to the house in the morning to check on Chau's welfare and noticed a strong odor coming from the garage. 

-- Eric Leonard