Police arrest man in Alexandria homicide

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Fairfax County detectives arrested a Springfield man Monday and charged him with the murder of a 30-year-old man found dead in Alexandria over the weekend.

Detectives arrested Manuel F. Garces, 30, of 6700 Kenmont Place, according to a press release from Fairfax County police.

Police believe that the murder victim, identified as Mark Earl Ives, died after an assault from an acquaintance. He was found dead on the 5400 block of Broadmoor Street in Alexandria shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday.

Police believe Mr. Ives died from trauma to the upper body, but the cause and manner of death have yet to be determined.

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