Body Discovered in Descanso

By Claudine Contreras and Ellie Faulkner
|  Monday, Feb 21, 2011  |  Updated 5:13 PM PDT
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Body Discovered in Descanso

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Three men have been charged with murder after authorities said a 25-year-old was dragged to his death by a strap attached from his neck to a pickup truck bumper.

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The medical examiner is working to identify the body of a man found in Descanso on early Monday morning.

He was recovered in the hills near Highway 79, about a mile from the I-8 freeway. Cal Fire and Border Patrol agents worked together to recover the body. The decedent has only been identified by deputies as a Hispanic male.

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department speculates that he may have been part of a group of illegal border crossers who entered the United States sometime over the weekend.

A cause and manner of death, as well as a positive identification of the decedent will be determined by the Medical Examiner's Office.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Homicide Detail at (858) 974-2321/after hours at (858) 565-5200 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-TIPS(8477).
 

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