Homicide unit investigating suspicious death in Ocean Beach alley

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A man believed to be in his early 60s was found with injuries late May 21.


Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a man found in an Ocean Beach alley late May 21, San Diego police said.

The man, believed to be in his early 60s, was found in the north alley off Niagara Avenue and Sunset Cliffs Boulevard just before 11:30 p.m., said homicide Lt. Andra Brown.

When officers arrived, the man was unresponsive and a citizen was doing CPR. Paramedics took over, but the man was pronounced dead soon after.

The man had unspecified visible injuries. Due to the suspicious nature of his death, homicide investigators were called, Brown said. Police said they have no information on the circumstances of the death.

The San Diego County medical examiner’s office will determine the cause and manner of death.

The victim has been tentatively identified, police said.

Detectives were searching the area for evidence and trying to locate witnesses. Anyone with information is asked to call the homicide unit at (619) 531-2293 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.


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