Deputies launched an investigation Thursday evening in the Blossom Valley area after a person was found dead outside of a home, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department said.
Deputies were called out to a residence in the 9800-block of Circa Via Verde just before 5 p.m. Neighbors and witnesses had called authorities to report a person down outside of a house, with blood all around them.
Deputies on scene determined the person had been dead for some time, but officials could not immediately release details of the person’s injuries, including whether or not there were signs of trauma on the body.
Officials said the incident is being considered suspicious in nature because at this point, it is still unclear how the person died.
By 7 p.m., officials said a homicide investigation team was en route to the scene to continue the investigation.
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