Man arrested in murder of Hayward man

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Murder suspect 49-year-old Tyler Johnston
Murder suspect 49-year-old Tyler Johnston (Feb. 17, 2015/ABC7 News)

HAYWARD, Calif. (KGO) -- There's an update on a burglary that happened in Hayward last week in which a man was found dead next to a U-Haul truck.

He's now been identified as 42-year-old Marty Thorton of Hayward.

Police say he died of blunt force trauma during the break-in at Life Chiropractic College last Friday.

His suspected accomplice, 49-year-old Tyler Johnston, also of Hayward, was arrested for Thorton's murder.

Police also were able to determine that neither Thorton nor Johnston had any ties to Life Chiropractic College.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call Hayward Police Inspector Rob Lampkin at: 510-293-7034.