Sacto 9-1-1
October 2, 2011
One man is dead, another in custody, in Davis homicide case

A 42-year-old man is dead and another man is in custody in a strangulation case in College Square Apartments in Davis on Saturday, a police spokesman said today.

Lt. Paul Doroshov, public information officer for the Davis Police Department, said police responded a call about a problem at the apartment on Saturday and found the Davis man dead on the floor of his bedroom in the 900 block of J Street.

Based on evidence at the scene, Doroshov reported, officers began to investigate the case as a homicide.

About 8:30 Saturday night, Davis Police detectives arrested James Elrond Mings, 36, of Davis for investigation of homicide.

Doroshov said detectives believe Mings used his hands to kill the victim.

The identity of the victim was not immediately released. Doroshov said an autopsy is pending.

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