A section of Willow Pass Road was shut down Friday after a man was found beaten to death near 1505 Willow Pass.
Witnesses first reported seeing the man down in the area, rocks near his head, at approximately 4:50 p.m. Officers dispatched to the scene located the victim and hurried to stop a man seen walking away from the scene.
It could not be determined if the man detained by police was an actual suspect. Witnesses who reportedly saw the assault have been providing police with accounts of the incident and police are looking for another individual.
It was not immediately known if the man detained after the discovery was still in custody or had been released.
Police and medical crews tending to the victim declared him deceased at the scene. He was believed to have been beaten to death with a rock.