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Huntington Beach homicide: Man covered in blood questioned about body

A man was seen covered in blood and walking down a street in Huntington Beach. Later, police found the body of another man.
October 23, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
An investigation is underway in Huntington Beach after a man was spotted walking on the street drenched in blood and another man was found dead inside an apartment. Investigators are trying to figure out if the man on the street is another victim or the killer.

Authorities say it was shortly after 11 a.m. Wednesday when officers found the dead body of a man inside an apartment unit on the 1400 block of Delaware Street. The discovery was made after someone called police reporting a man walking down Delaware Street, who appeared to have been stabbed.

"Our officers responded, and sure as heck, they found a guy walking down the street covered with blood," said Lt. Mitchell O'Brien.

That man was detained and taken to a hospital and is now being questioned. Investigators say they followed a trail of evidence, including blood, back to the apartment. That's when the body was discovered.

Neighbors are trying to make sense of what happened.

"It is unusual. This neighborhood is very quiet. I lived here 12 years and I never heard anything," said neighbor Fabiola Hoyos.

One neighbor said she heard an argument in the morning but didn't think much of it.

"I did hear this morning, around 10 this morning, some guys yelling at each other. Unfortunately, I just sort of ignored it, thinking that it was some neighbors, just a little altercation," said neighbor Karen Woo. "I didn't realize it was something that serious. I'm just shocked."


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