Photo: Marlon Garcia
A 22-year-old Anaheim man has been arrested after police found his deceased roommate inside their shared residence.
The suspect, Marlon Garcia, had been forbidden by court order to go to the residence, which he shared with his 59-year-old roommate, Santos Castillo of Anaheim. At about 6:30 PM on May 3rd, Anaheim police received a call that Garcia was at the residence, located in the 500 block of N. Philadelphia Street.
When police arrived, they found Garcia outside the residence. Garcia subsequently “attempted to flee back into the home via an already broken, glass window,” said Sgt. Shane Carringer. “Garcia caused lacerations to himself in his attempt to escape but he was successfully detained by responding officers.”
When officers searched the residence, they found Castillo’s body inside. Castillo “appeared to have suffered trauma,” said Sgt. Carringer.
Garcia was treated for his lacerations at a hospital, then booked at the Anaheim Police Department Jail on $1 million bail.
Anaheim police did not provide further details regarding the death or reason why Garcia was barred from the residence.