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Police arrested an 18-year-old man Tuesday morning in connection with the killing of Daniel Stackenburg, a 45-year-old transient man, whose body was found in a homeless encampment in the unincorporated town of Crockett in Contra Costa County. Police received a report of a lifeless body on Monday around 1:35 p.m. at the homeless encampment located near the railroad tracks north of Port Street in Crockett, Sheriff’s spokesman Jimmy Lee said.
After detectives interviewed 18-year-old George Fite, of Crockett, police arrested him and booked him into county jail early Tuesday morning on a murder charge. Bail for Fite’s release is set at $1 million, Lee said. Detectives are investigating the motive, but believe that the two men were acquainted and got into an altercation, Lee said. The cause of death is listed as blunt force and sharp injury to the head, Lee said.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the Office of the Sheriff at (925) 313-2600.
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