[UPDATED:] Martin Bravo Cervantes, OC Homicide No. 17: Assaulted in Alley

UPDATE: Police have arrested a suspect (details below) . . .

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The man found dead in an alley at McFadden and Standard avenues in Santa Ana after 7 a.m. Sunday has been identified as 41-year-old

Martin Bravo Cervantes


He appeared to have been involved in a fight during which he was hit several times by an unknown object, according to police.

Investigators are unsure whether Cervantes was robbed. No suspects have been identified.

UPDATE: A 16-year-old boy was arrested Tuesday night on suspicion of robbing and murdering Cervantes. The boy, who was not identified because of his age, is being held at Juvenile Hall in Orange. He allegedly beat Cervantes fatally with an object. Others may be involved. Anyone with information about the man's death is asked to call Santa Ana police at (714) 245-8390.


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