SAN BERNARDINO (AP) — Police in San Bernardino say a nearly naked man covered in blood was arrested after being found standing beside a dead body in the backyard of a home.
The Sun newspaper reports residents of the home called authorities late Tuesday night. Police say when officers arrived they found the body of a man. Police say standing near the body was Marvin Ramirez, covered in blood and wearing only shoes and socks.
Authorities arrested Ramirez, a 29-year-old resident of Covina, on suspicion of murder. It wasn’t immediately known if he has an attorney.
Police have identified the victim as 39-year-old Thurston Alexander Watkins of the Studio City area of Los Angeles.
Authorities say the victim suffered significant trauma and was pronounced dead at the scene. The cause of death is under investigation.