Man Found Dead in Borrego Springs Home, 1 Detained

The case is being investigated as a homicide, with a person of interest in custody, deputies said

A man was found dead in a home in Borrego Springs Saturday morning in a case now being investigated as a homicide by the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department (SDSO).

The man was found unresponsive and lying on the floor of a home in the 400 block of Verbena Drive just after 7:45 a.m. after deputies from the SDSO’s Borrego Springs office received a report of a possibly dead man inside the residence.

Deputies said man had suffered “obvious signs of trauma,” and homicide detectives were called to take over the investigation.

The SDSO said detectives did detain a person of interest in connection with the man’s death, but further details were not immediately released. The man’s name was also not released, though the SDSO did say he was approximately 50 years old.

The investigation is ongoing. The San Diego County Medical Examiner’s office will perform an autopsy on the man to determine his cause and manner of death. Those details are forthcoming.

Anyone with information on this case can call the SDSO’s Homicide Detail at (858) 974-2321 or (858) 565-5200, or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

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