Officials ID Man Found Dead in Chula Vista Fire

Officials have identified the person found dead last week at the scene of a brush fire in Chula Vista.

The victim was identified by the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office as Julio Flores.

Flores, 79, was a transient in Chula Vista, officials said.

Police and fire officials discovered Flores when they responded to a brush fire on Sunday, March 29 at approximately 9:00 p.m. near the intersection of C Street and Broadway.

His body was found near the river bottom.

The cause of death has yet to be determined.

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