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Police have now arrested five people in connection with the death of a 51-year-old man in a Santa Cruz homeless encampment on Friday. Police have arrested 26-year-old Jeremiah Long, 21-year-old Shaelyn Gonzales, 41-year-old Michael Hudson, 43-year-old Tina Anderson, and 31-year-old Jason Weiland on suspicion of killing the man, who was found by police in a homeless encampment south of Depot Park around 10:55 p.m. on Friday night.
When police found the man, he was unresponsive and later pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Police first arrested Long at the scene, followed by Gonzales and Hudson late Sunday afternoon. Anderson and Weiland were arrested in the last 24 hours, police said this afternoon. All of the suspects are transients who have been living in Santa Cruz, according to police. Police said they believe the death may have resulted from a fight between the victim and the suspects, but say they are still investigating. The victim’s name has not been released pending notification of his next of kin.
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