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Huntington Beach homicide: Man covered in blood booked for murder

Huntington Beach police investigate a murder at an apartment on the 1400 block of Delaware Street on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013.
October 24, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
A man who had been spotted walking on a Huntington Beach street drenched in blood has been booked for murder.

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

Rito Samuel Tejeda, a 22-year-old Santa Ana resident, was taken to a hospital. Officers questioned him, and he was later arrested. A motive has not been released.

Investigators say they followed a trail of evidence, including blood, back to the apartment. That's when the body was discovered. The victim's name has not been released.


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