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Man's body found in Riverside garage; 1 arrested

Authorities investigate a homicide scene in Riverside on Tuesday, March 27, 2012.

March 28, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
A homicide investigation is under way in Riverside after a body was found inside a garage.

Police received a 911 call just after 8 p.m. Tuesday from the 5900 block of East Birch Street. The caller told police there was a disturbance at the residence, someone was dead and the suspect took off.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found the body of a 31-year-old man, wrapped in a blanket or sleeping bag, inside a converted, detached garage.

Neighbors said the victim was a friend of a man named Kevin Mansfield, who lived in the garage. After a short search of the neighborhood, police found Mansfield and arrested him for murder.

Anyone with information about the case was asked to contact Detective Rick Cobb at (951) 353-7135 or Detective Rick Wheeler at (951) 353-7134.