Body found in North County homeless encampment shows signs of trauma

SAN CLEMENTE (KUSI) – The body of a man found at a homeless encampment in northern San Diego County Thursday showed signs of trauma, according to a sheriff’s lieutenant.

Deputies were dispatched just before 1 p.m. "to the intersection of Cristianitos Road and South El Camino Real near San Clemente to investigate a report of a possibly deceased male at a nearby homeless encampment,” according to Lt. Kenneth Nelson of the San Diego County sheriff’s Homicide Detail.

"When deputies arrived they located the encampment in a field near the intersection,” he said. "At the encampment they discovered a deceased male adult, approximately 60 years of age, who had obvious signs of trauma to his upper body.”

The county medical examiner’s officer will conduct an autopsy to determine the man’s cause of death, Nelson said.

Detectives from the sheriff’s Homicide Detail and North Coastal Station were investigating the fatality.

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