The body of the president of the union at the National Autonomous University of Honduras was found in a well in the eastern city of Juticalpa, relatives said.

Juan de Dios Saenz's body was discovered Wednesday in a 70-meter (230-foot) well at his house in Juticalpa, which is in Olancho province, the labor leader's sister, Marta Saenz, said.

The university union president, who lived in Tegucigalpa, traveled to Juticalpa last weekend with his son, she said.

Juan de Dios Saenz was trying to "control" his son, who "has drug addiction problems," she said.

Johan Saenz, the labor leader's son, was arrested by police a few hours after his father's body was found and is the "main suspect" in the case, media reports said. EFE