Deputies have released new details about a homicide investigation following the death of a Lakeside teenager.
Christopher Cory Carioscia, 17, was reported missing on October 27, 2010. His body was found on the Barona Indian Reservation December 4, 2010 after investigators followed up on potential leads.
Carioscia’s body was taken to the Medical Examiner's Office for a post mortem examination.
“During the examination, multiple bullets were recovered from Christopher Carioscia's body,” said Sgt. Dave Martinez. “The Medical Examiner's Office determined the cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds and the manner of death to be homicide.”
Investigators say the murder weapon is a .357 caliber firearm, most likely a revolver.
“During the investigation, detectives recovered a plastic baggie containing .357 bullets consistent with those used to kill Carioscia,” said Sgt. Martinez. “The bag was recovered from an area of the Barona Indian Reservation frequented by people familiar with Carioscia.”
Detectives have identified people of interest in this case and say they’re awaiting evidentiary test results.
“Detectives have received information that there may be video surveillance available that captured the people with Christopher Carioscia the day of the murder,” said Sgt. Martinez.
Anyone with information about the video or has possession of the video 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).