Man found covered in blood near scene of apparent killing

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Officers found a man covered in blood and acting strangely near the scene of an apparent homicide in Mira Mesa Friday.

A 911 caller reported seeing the bloodied man “acting erratically” in front of a home on Burlington Way near Parkdale Avenue shortly after 7 a.m., San Diego police Lt. Matt Dobbs said.

Officers arrived, spotted the 39-year-old man and detained him, then checked inside a nearby house, finding the body of an unidentified man who had suffered traumatic injuries to his upper body, according to Dobbs.

It was unclear exactly how the 47-year-old victim died.

“It is very early in the investigation, and little is known about the events leading to the man’s death,” the lieutenant said. “The man who was detained was apparently acquainted with the man found deceased.”

The bloodied man was held for questioning.

“We are not releasing his name at this time, as it is an ongoing investigation, and we do not know what role, if any, he played in the victim’s death,” Dobbs said.

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