3 Jailed In Killing Of Homeless Man In Santa Cruz Park

SANTA CRUZ (CBS/AP) — Three people were in jail for the death of a 51-year-old homeless man near a Santa Cruz park.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel reported that the man was killed Friday night along railroad tracks near Depot Park.

Investigators were withholding the man’s name and cause of death.

An autopsy was scheduled Monday.

A motive for the killing hadn’t been disclosed.

Police arrested 26-year-old Jeremiah James Long shortly after the body was found.

On Saturday, officers arrested 41-year-old Michael Valgene Hudson and 21-year-old Shaelyn Zeanne Gonzales.

Jail records show all three had been booked for investigation of murder, conspiracy and violating probation terms.

Gonzales was also booked for drug possession and battery on a police officer.

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