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* Jeremiah Long, Shaelyn Gonzales, Michael Hudson, Tina Anderson, and Jason Weiland for Alleged Murder in Santa Cruz Park

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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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  • i hope and pray for my brother Jeremiah that he will be found inocent. Ive heard hear say that they were trying to stop the man from doing harm to an inocent. I know nothing of what happened. I dont even live in the same state but I know my brother is a good man. We all have had it rough my brother more than most but please dont judge him because he was on the steets. I LOVE HIM. So do alot of other people. Please pray for him,the others and the victims family.

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