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Update: West Springfield Man Charged with Murder

Manuel Garces was arrested on Sunday for the murder of Mark Earl Ives.

Update Tuesday at 10:02 a.m.: Fairfax County police have charged Manuel F. Garces, 30, of 6700 Kenmont Place, with the murder of Mark Earl Ives. Garces was arrested on Sunday for the same charge.

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Original: Manuel F. Garces, a resident of the West Springfield area, has been arrested for the murder of Mark Earl Ives, 30, of the Hayfield area of Fairfax County.

The apparent homicide took place just after 2 a.m. Sunday. 

Garces turned himself in to police after police received a tip, according to Fairfax County police. Garces was taken to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.

When police arrived at the scene Sunday morning, they found Ives outside in the 5400 block of Broadmoor Street, near Hayfield Elementary School and Hayfield Secondary School. Ives was dead at the scene, as a result of trauma to the upper body. He lived near the area, police said.

Police say that Garces and Ives knew each other. Garces does not have a lot of ties to the community, police said.

The medical examiner will determine the cause and manner of death, according to police. 

Detectives are continuing the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

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