Sacto 9-1-1
February 11, 2012
Citrus Heights police ID homicide victim and suspect


Citrus Heights police have arrested Nicholas Mangelli, 21, of Citrus Heights, in the killing of Michael Cole, 26.

Cole's body was discovered by a neighbor in a home in the vicinity of Auburn Boulevard and Halifax Street.

Cole lived in the 6000 block of Westbrook Drive.

Police arrived at the scene at about 11 a.m. Friday and found the victim, along with evidence that a violent struggle had occurred.

Through witness statements, the police identified Mangelli as a suspect.

Police detained, questioned and arrested him on suspicion of killing Cole.

The manner and motive of Cole's homicide has not been released.

Photo Caption: Nicholas Mangelli

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