Body Found in Lakeside Pond: San Diego County Sheriff's Department

A little before 3:30 a.m. Monday, sheriff's deputies were called to conduct a welfare check at Lakeside Pond

Outside the San Diego County Sheriff's Department headquarters.

A man was found dead early Monday in a pond near El Capitan High School, authorities reported.

The possible drowning death in the area of Moreno Drive and Willow Road in Lakeside was reported shortly before 3:30 a.m., according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

The dead man was identified a week later, on Aug. 8, as Thomas Moreno, 50.

The cause and the manner of death were still under investigation by the sheriff's department's homicide department.

When the body was found, investigators believed the death was suspicious in nature but noted there is no indication of foul play, SDSO Lt. Chris Steffen said.

Homicide detectives were called in to look for any signs of criminal involvement in the fatality.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Homicide Unit at 858-285-6330 or after hours at 858-565-5200. You can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

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