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Homicide Investigation Near Vista

A man in his 20's was found dead on the side of a road

Detectives with the San Diego County Sheriff's Department are investigating a homicide in unincorporated Vista.

Deputies were called out to Twin Oaks Valley Road, near Gopher Canyon Road, Wednesday around 5:30 a.m., after a man driving to work saw a body lying on the side of the road and called 911. 

Investigators said the person who died was an African-American man, who was about 25 years-old. 

He was found in the 29000 block of Twin Oaks Valley Road.

Investigators told NBC 7 the man had signs of obvious trauma to his body, but did not provide further details. 

The San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office will conduct an autopsy to determine the man's cause of death, and identity. 

The Sheriff's department has set up a mobile command center, and detectives expect to be in the area all morning, collecting evidence. 

No other information was available.

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