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Man Dies In Family Disturbance In Santa Cruz County; Suspect At Large

WATSONVILLE (BCN) -- A 55-year-old man died in what Santa Cruz County sheriff's deputies are investigating as a homicide after responding Tuesday night to reports of a family disturbance in the unincorporated area of Interlaken.

Deputies responded shortly after 9:40 p.m. to the disturbance reported in the 100 block of Delaney Avenue northeast of Watsonville and found the man, who died at the scene, sheriff's officials said.

Scene of Santa Cruz County homicide in Interlaken
Scene of homicide in Interlaken unincorporated community, March 31, 2021. (Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office)

The name of the man and how he died have not been released, but the sheriff's office said the suspect and victim knew each other.

Detectives were still investigating the motive and are looking for the suspect, sheriff's officials said Wednesday morning.

Anyone with information about the case was asked to call (831) 454-7702.


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