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October 21, 2013 at 4:47 PM

Suspect arrested in slaying of homeless man in Seattle

Seattle police have arrested one suspect in connection with the beating death of a homeless man whose body was found under a blanket Sept. 28 near Fourth Avenue South and Edgar Martinez Drive South.

Seattle Times columnist Danny Westneat wrote about the slain man, Alvaro Ruiz, on Sunday.

After identifying Ruiz and learning he was homeless, detectives began visiting shelters and day labor sites for leads in the case, according to police. Police learned Ruiz had been in a dispute with two other men about a month before he was killed.

Detectives were able to identify one of the men and notified officers to keep watch for him. Officers found and arrested that suspect Saturday evening. The man was into the King County Jail for investigation of homicide.

Detectives also have information about the second suspect in the case and are currently searching for him.

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