Deputies Investigate Rancho Santa Fe Homicide

The body of a male victim was found outside a Rancho Santa Fe home Friday morning

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    A homicide investigation is underway into the suspicious death of a man in Rancho Santa Fe, authorities confirmed on Sunday.

    According to investigators, deputies received a call to assist with a man down outside a home in the 4600 block of Sun Valley Road on Friday just past 11 a.m.

    When deputies arrived, they found the body of a deceased male outside the residence.

    Due to suspicious circumstances at the scene, homicide detectives were requested to conduct a preliminary investigation of the scene.

    Sheriffs said an autopsy was performed on the body Saturday. Based on initial information gained from the autopsy, the death has now been classified a homicide.

    Detectives returned to the Rancho Santa Fe home Saturday to conduct additional processing of the scene. Authorities said investigators from the Encinitas Sheriff’s Station, Homicide Detail and Crime Lab are all assisting in this investigation.

    The victim was identified by authorities as 62-year-old Rancho Santa Fe resident Kenneth Gerber. The medical examiner will determine the cause and manner of Gerber's death.

    Anyone with information is urged to contact detectives at (858) 974-2321.

    Check back for updates.

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