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Man arrested after body found in south side San Antonio field

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — A man who hid a body in his garage for days was arrested a short time after he dumped it in a south side field.

45 year old Ricardo Rodriguez  was taken into custody just hours after the body was found on Gillette Boulevard.

Earlier in the day, Police had responded to a report of a body at a residence on Regina but it had been removed by the time they arrived.

They had reason to believe Rodriguez was responsible for moving it and began searching for him.

He was caught just before 4 Monday afternoon after he tried to run from officers.

Rodriguez is claiming it was an act of self defense because the man had pulled a knife on him during an argument last Thursday.

The body was brought to the Medical Examiner’s office for a positive ID.

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