Bloodied Suspect in Custody Following Death of Man Found in Backyard of San Bernardino Home

Police take a bloodied man into custody following the discovery of a body in San Bernardino. (Credit: Newspro)

Police take a bloodied man into custody following the discovery of a body in San Bernardino. (Credit: Newspro)

A bloodied and naked suspect found at a San Bernardino home where the body of a man was discovered Tuesday evening has been taken into custody, police said Wednesday.

Officers were called to the home in the 1600 block of West 26th Street shortly before 10:30 p.m. when someone called to report a possible murder in progress in the home’s backyard, the San Bernardino Police Department stated in a news release.

When officers arrived, they found a man down in the backyard with another man, who was nude, nearby, the news released stated.

Thurston Alexander Watkins is seen in an image provided by the San Bernardino Police Department.

Thurston Alexander Watkins is seen in an image provided by the San Bernardino Police Department.

The nude man, identified as 29-year-old Marvin Ramirez of Covina, was taken into custody without incident after initially ignoring the officer’s commands, according to the Police Department.

The victim was identified by police as 39-year-old Thurston Alexander Watkins of Studio City.

Watkins had suffered significant trauma and was pronounced dead at the scene, the Police Department stated.

The cause of death was under investigation.

Anyone with information was asked to call investigators at 909-384-5630 or 909-384-5615.