Indiana Man Identified as Kings Inn Homicide Victim

Michael Bernard Nichols, 30, from Gary, Indiana was found unresponsive on June 19.

A man fatally stabbed at Kings Inn on Hotel Circle South in Mission Valley was identified Tuesday.

Michael Bernard Nichols, 30, from Gary, Indiana died from a stab wound to his upper torso.

According to the Medical Examiner’s autopsy report released Tuesday, the cause of his death was determined to be a homicide.

Nichols’ was found unresponsive on a sidewalk in the 1300 block of Hotel Circle Drive, just south of Interstate 8 around 9:25 a.m. on June 19. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The initial cause of death was not determined at the time of Nichols’ death but officers said it appeared he had suffered trauma to his upper torso.

The San Diego Police Department Homicide Unit is investigating the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at (888)540-8477.

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