Las Cruces police make arrest in Sunday night homicide

Las Cruces News

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — The Las Cruces Police Department says a man is in custody on suspicion of killing a 51-year-old man on Sunday night.

Police say Joel Arciniega-Seanz was arrested at Apodaca Park after officers observed significant blood stains on him and allegedly having what appeared to be a bloody knife in the ground near him. Saenz surrendered to the police without resisting.

A news release says James Garcia, 51, sustained multiple sharp force injuries to his bodies. Police say they found Garcia dead during a response of a body in the roadway on Madrid Avenue on the North side of the park.

Saenz faces a charge of First Degree Murder. And, police ask for witnesses to contact the Las Cruces Police Department at (575) 526-0795.

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