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Suspect Arrested After Man Found Dead Outside Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica

A suspect was arrested in connection with the killing of a man whose body was found outside a Santa Monica hospital on Friday morning, authorities said.

Daniel Roy Davis, 26, is seen in a booking photo provided by the Santa Monica Police Department on July 6, 2018.

Daniel Roy Davis, 26, is seen in a booking photo provided by the Santa Monica Police Department on July 6, 2018.

The Santa Monica Police Department identified the suspect as 26-year-old Daniel Roy Davis.

Police responded at 6:44 a.m. to a call regarding a deceased person found on a bench on the property of Providence Saint John’s Health Center at 2121 Santa Monica Blvd., according to a police news release.

Hospital security had found the body on the bench and notified hospital staff, who determined the man was deceased, the statement read. First responding officers determined the death appeared “suspicious,” according to the Police Department.

Santa Monica police Lt. Sal Rodriguez told KTLA that the victim suffered some sort of puncture wound and added that there was a blunt force injury to the upper torso. Authorities did not release his name but said he was a white man in his 40s. The victim also appeared to be a transient in the area, Rodriguez said.

Detectives canvassed the area and located Davis in the 2300 block of Santa Monica Boulevard, according to an updated news release. They gathered evidence linking the suspect to the crime and placed him under arrest for his “possible involvement” in the homicide, officials stated.

Davis was booked into jail on suspicion of murder and held on $2 million bail, authorities said. The case will be presented Tuesday to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for filing consideration.

Anyone with information about this case was asked to contact the Santa Monica Police Department at 310-458-8491.

KTLA’s Jennifer Thang contributed to this story.