Homicide detectives are investigating a death reported early Thursday morning in Spring Valley.
Deputies responded to a home on Lemon Street to make a welfare check at about 6 a.m. Thursday, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.
When they arrived, they found the back door open and the body of a dead male inside.
Deputies said the circumstances around the man's death were suspicious, and they requested a search warrant. The department's Homicide Detail was sent to investigate.
The identity of the man is not known at this time.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Homicide Detail at (858) 974-2321