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Newport Beach Pier homicide victim identified

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Authorities Monday released the name of a victim of a homicide in Newport Beach early Saturday.

The victim was identified as 59-year-old Ruben Gonzalez, who was a transient, said Orange County sheriff’s Sgt. Todd Hylton.

Newport Beach police were called minutes after midnight Saturday when the victim was found unconscious near Newport Pier, according to police. Gonzalez was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said Gonzalez got into some sort of an altercation with a suspect, who was arrested, but police have not released his identity. The suspect was arrested in the area.

Police have not released any other details.

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