The uncle of a 23-year-old man found dead on the Campo Indian Reservation has been arrested in connection with the killing, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department confirmed Saturday.
Patrick Pablo, 48, is suspected in the death of his nephew, Teddy Pablo.
On Friday, at around 6:40 p.m., deputies were called to a home at 36,626 Highway 94 on the Campo Indian Reservation to assist the fire department with a medical aid call. When deputies arrived, they found Teddy dead at the scene.
Investigators said he had suffered traumatic injuries and a homicide investigation was launched.
On Saturday at around 6:30 a.m., Patrick was arrested as a suspect in this case. Detectives said Patrick lives at the residence where Teddy was found dead. The motive for the killing has not yet been determined, as the case remains under investigation. Patrick will be booked into San Diego Central Jail on one count of murder, officials said.
Deputies did not release Teddy’s manner of death. Those details will be released by the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office at a later time.
Anyone with information on this case should contact the sheriff’s homicide detail at (858) 974-2321 or (858) 565-5200. Tips on the case can also be called into Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.