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Cops need help identifying tattooed man who died in 1994

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body foundEL CAJON, Calif. — Police renewed their call for the public’s help Wednesday in identifying an apparent transient whose body was found in an El Cajon parking lot in 1994 after he died of natural causes.

All attempts to identify the man since 1994 have been unsuccessful, according to El Cajon police Lt. Michael Moulton.

Police described him as white, around 5 feet 9 inches tall and 165 pounds. He had brown hair with blond highlights, a short-trimmed light brown mustache and goatee, and appeared to have been 30 to 40 years old at the time of his death.

He was clad in a dark long-sleeved Air Jordan “Flight” T-shirt and blue jeans, but was previously seen on several occasions wearing long camouflage pants with no shirt, according to police, who believe he was likely homeless.

“There is a possibility that his first name may have been `Steve’ and he might have had family in the Lake Cuyamaca area,” Moulton said. “He had numerous tattoos, some of which include: `Born to Win,’ a Harley Davidson logo with the phrase `Live to Ride, Ride to Live,’ a dagger with the words, `Death Before Dishonor,’ and the word, `Happiness.”’

Anyone with information about the man’s identity was asked to call Investigator Frances Deck at 619-441-1596 or El Cajon police at 619-579- 3311.


  • Guest

    There is more to this story than just the police trying to close a case from 1994. What's the real story?

  • Guest

    This is interesting a homeless man who died nearly 20 years ago and the police are asking the publics assistance in Identifying this guy….I am not a reporter but I can smell a story like this from 1000 miles away. Are we to believe that the El Cajon Police Department has no crime to speak of that they are trying to identify a homeless man who died of natural causes 20 years ago?

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