Police officers launched a homicide investigation Thursday after discovering the body of a bloodied man who had been stabbed to death in a gated field in San Diego’s Chollas Creek community.
According to officials, the body was found around 9:20 a.m. in the 5000 block of Wightman Street near University Avenue. The man was in a field full of brush, lying near a creed bed in what police said appears to be a transient camp.
The area is residential, near apartment complexes and homes.
Police officers investigating the scene were walking door-to-door speaking with residents in the area to obtain more information. Other officials stayed at the field collecting evidence.
San Diego Police Department Lt. Paul Rorrison said the person found dead in the field was an unidentified man between 30 and 40 years old.
Rorrison said the man was bloodied and had suffered stab wounds to his upper torso. Blood-stained clothing was discovered approximately 30 feet away from the victim.
No weapon has been found, Rorrison said. The man’s name is not yet known. Police believe he may have been living at the transient camp.
Investigators said witnesses saw several people coming and going from the field before the body was discovered. Police said evidence indicates the victim was attacked a short distance away from the camp before he returned to the field and died there from the stab wounds.
No suspect description was available as of Thursday afternoon, according to the SDPD.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information on this case should contact the SDPD Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.