Deputies with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department (SDSO) are investigating the death of a man found mortally wounded inside a home in San Diego’s East County.
According to investigators, at around 9:20 a.m. Thursday, deputies from the SDSO’s Alpine Station were called to a home in the 9900 block of Bridon Road in unincorporated El Cajon after firefighters discovered a 64-year-old man dead inside the residence. A neighbor initially made the grisly discovery inside the home and then alerted the fire department and authorities, officials said.
The man was identified by the SDSO as Bren Fisher. He had suffered visible injuries to his upper body, deputies said. No further details on Fisher's wounds or manner of death were immediately released.
The SDSO said the death is being investigated as a homicide. The San Diego Medical Examiner’s office will determine the cause and manner of Fisher's death.
Anyone with information on this case is urged to call the SDSO’s Homicide Detail at (858) 974-2321 or the after-hours line at (858) 565-5200. Tipsters can also reach out with information to Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.
Neighbors told NBC 7 they were shocked to hear of the homicide in their very rural, private community.
“We’re on a private dirt road,” resident Terri Jones explained. “It’s scary. We don’t know who’s been up and down the road now. Thank God we have dogs.”
One of the victim’s friends told NBC 7 Fisher was a wonderful man who enjoyed playing guitar. Neighbors said he would often wave to them as he drove by in his truck in the rural area.