Rancho Bernardo

Police Arrest Suspect Months After Teen Found Dead in Rancho Bernardo Street

The 16-year-old was found dead on March 7, 2019

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Nearly a year after a 16-year-old boy was found dead in the middle of the street near a Rancho Bernardo shopping center, San Diego police have arrested another teen in connection with his death.

Angel Ramirez, 19 of Escondido, was taken into custody on Wednesday, roughly 10 months later after the 16-year-old Rancho Bernardo student was found unconscious about 500 feet away from the Pomerado Village Shopping Center.

Ramirez is scheduled to appear in court on Friday to be arraigned on a murder charge.

Deputies are investigating a suspicious death in Vista after a body was found in the roadway.

At first, San Diego Police thought the teen's death was the result of a traffic crash, though officers mentioned there weren’t skid marks on the street or anything else that would indicate he was hit by a car on March 7, 2019.

After the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office conducted an autopsy, officials determined the boy was killed and not involved in a traffic accident.

Police did not specify how the teen died.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers’ anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.

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