UPDATE 6/18 at 9:41 a.m.: This crime scene is located less than half a mile outside the Lake Elsinore city limits.
Updated 6/17 at 7:41 p.m.:
A body found Sunday in a Lake Elsinore home is being investigated as a homicide.
A sheriff's lieutenant told Patch at the scene that there was a body in a house located in the 32500 block of Payne Street where investigators were probing a homicide Sunday.
"We did locate a dead body at this point," Riverside County sheriff's Lt. Daniel Anne told Patch.
The lieutenant said deputies were dispatched to the home at 4:50 p.m., "In reference to a call of a dead body, a possible dead body at the location."
Someone was detained at the scene and Patch did see a middle- to older-aged man being taken away in a cruiser.
"We do have a subject detained ... however ... unknown if involved or to what degree they’re involved,” Anne said.
Residents of the Payne Street neighborhood said they thought no one lived in the suspect home.
"We’ve always thought that house was vacant. It was always closed up … there were sheets on the windows," said Lori Day, 44.
“In four months I have never seen anybody at that house. I’ve never seen a wife at that house," Day told Patch at the scene.
Just once in all that time, Day said she spotted a man drive out of the garage, back up and close the garage door.
Officials would not immediately confirm but scanner chatter indicated that a man called into emergency dispatch and reported killing his wife.
Deputies went to the scene and deemed it a homicide, officials said.
Day said she never saw anyone at the home ... "Nobody watering the yard," she said. “Nothing’s ever open. The windows are never open. The blinds are never open."
Day said her neighborhood was generally safe.
“That’s why we’re all interested in what’s going on down there.”
The homicide case is the first for Lake Elsinore this year.