Suspicious Death in City Heights

An acquaintance of the victim made the discovery at a home on Fairmont Avenue

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    Homicide detectives are trying to determine who is responsible for the death of a 20-year-old man found fatally injured in a City Heights home late Wednesday.

    Officers first got the call around 11:30 p.m.

    City Heights Man's Death Considered Homicide

    [DGO] City Heights Man's Death Considered Homicide
    Homicide detectives are trying to determine who is responsible for the death of a 20-year-old man found fatally injured in a City Heights home late Wednesday. Lt. Kevin Rooney with San Diego police discusses the incident in this report with NBC 7's Monica Dean. (Published Thursday, Apr 12, 2012)

    An acquaintance discovered the young man injured inside the home in the 3500-block of Fairmont Avenue.

    Emergency crews transported the victim to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

    The man has not been identified by police.

    Detectives said there was trauma to the body and they believe the victim died at the home but at this point they're not releasing the cause of death.

    No one else was home at the time.

    The property owner spoke with NBCSanDiego but did not want to be identified. He said tenants have been squatting at the home since October and were about to evicted. In fact, the man said a court representative showed up Thursday morning to serve the couple with an eviction notice but was met by officers and homicide investigators.

    The owner claims the couple paid only a few weeks rent and had some people they described as relatives move in to help them make rent.

    But the couple never paid, the man claimed.

    The owner said he could not identify the person who was inside the home when officers arrived.

    Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to call the Homicide Office at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

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