A San Diego Police Department patch
A San Diego Police Department patch on an officer’s uniform. Courtesy SDPD

Homicide detectives were investigating the discovery of a man’s body in parking lot in Old Town on Monday afternoon.

Police received a call at about 1:30 p.m. from a concerned citizen who found the body of a deceased adult male in a parking lot in the 1800 block of San Diego Avenue.

San Diego Police arrived at the scene and found that the victim had injuries and trauma to portions of his body.

Authorities said it appeared the body was in the parking lot for at least one or two days and had not been discovered due to the businesses being closed for the holiday weekend.

The victim has not been identified but appears to be a white or Hispanic male between 35 and 50 years old. The exact cause of his death is pending examination by the San Diego County Medical Examiner Office.

Anyone with information about the death was asked to call the homicide unit at 619-531-2293 or San Diego County Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.


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