Police are investigating the circumstances around a body that was found just several hundred feet from a middle school in Balboa Park Sunday morning.
On Monday, the San Diego Police Department confirmed the victim was 35-year-old Leo Trippett Jr.
Trippett was found dead with trauma to his upper body on Albert Street near Roosevelt Middle School, according to the San Diego Police Department.
A passerby noticed Trippett lying on the ground at 5:30 a.m., police said. The person called 911 and tried to perform live-saving measures until paramedics arrived.
Officials then confirmed the man had died at the scene.
Trippett’s family is from San Diego, but Trippett was recently visiting from Scottsdale.
Trippett’s brother told NBC 7 the family would like privacy during this time.
Neighbors said no one heard or saw anything out of the ordinary over the weekend until police showed up. So far, no one knew why Trippett was in the neighborhood where he was found dead, because he or his family didn’t live there.
"I just hope they find out some information," said Laveda De Santi who works in the neighborhood.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call SDPD’s Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.
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