Body Found at Lakeside Home ID'd

Officials seeking information from public

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    NBCSanDiego
    Investigators light up the area outside the home on Rocky Lane in Lakeside.

    A body of found inside a Lakeside home, where officials said a homicide occurred, has been identified, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

    Deputies said it was the body of Kenneth O. Harper Jr., 46, that was found at 11461 Rocky Lane, just after 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday. Harper was a resident of San Diego County.

    On Tuesday, deputies said they received a call asking for help after Harper’s body was found inside the home.

    The scene appeared suspicious to deputies and so they called in homicide investigators.

    The property was sealed off with crime tape while investigators collected evidence into the early morning hours of the next day.

    Neighbors told NBC San Diego that the house is a rental home.

    Investigators from the Santee Sheriff's Station, Sheriff’s Homicide Detail and Crime Lab, as well as the U.S. Border Patrol are participating in the investigation.

    A specific cause of death was not made immediately available.

    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).