His body was found August 5 on the railroad tracks in the 5,000 block of Thousand Oaks, leading officers to believe he may have been struck by a train, but investigators now believe 42-year-old Robert Ybarra was beaten at another location and left for dead on the tracks.
"He was out having a good time with some friends at the XXX Bar and then apparently they went to a motel right across the street," Ybarra's brother told 550 KTSA News.
Willie Canedo is convinced his brother was killed at the motel or another location and then dumped on the railroad tracks to make it appear that he had been struck by a train.
"Something happened, either at the motel or somewhere nearby," said Canedo.
Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of a suspect or suspects in Ybarra's murder.
"Until we get justice for my little brother, we're not going to rest. They can hide under the smallest rock, but we're going to find them," said Canedo.
He's urging anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 224-STOP.