Arrest made in homicide investigation, victim identified

The St. Joseph County Prosecutor's Office has released the names of the victim and the suspect in the homicide investigation that started in the  900 block of Fuerbringer Street Monday.

Around 9 a.m., South Bend Police were called to the home in reference to an unconscious male in need of medical assistance.

When police arrived, they located 62-year-old Ronald L. Basca deceased.

Because it appeared his injuries were not consistent with a natural death, the County Metro Homicide Unit was contacted to investigate.

CMHU developed a suspect, 38-year-old Joshua E. Walker, who was a resident of the address.

He was later booked on a preliminary charge of murder.

An autopsy will be conducted Tuesday morning in Kalamazoo.

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