Man found dead inside Clairemont home identified, death under investigation

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Police identified a man who was found dead Friday in a home in the North Clairemont area of San Diego.

He was 47-year-old William Barton of San Diego, according to investigators.

Someone called 911 around 2:30 p.m. to request that officers conduct a welfare check at a home in the 5100 block of Gaylord Drive, according to San Diego police Lt. Todd Griffin.

"Upon arrival, the first officers entered the home accompanied by paramedics,” Griffin said.

"Once inside, they found the victim suffering from major trauma. Paramedics pronounced the victim dead at the scene as the result of those wounds.”

Homicide detectives were dispatched to investigate Barton’s death. The cause of death hos not yet been determined

Anyone with information about the man’s death was urged to call the San Diego Police Department’s Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

Tips can be submitted anonymously.


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