The body of a man in his 40s was discovered in the Grantville area around 5:50 p.m., San Diego Police Department Lt. Manuel Del Toro said. A woman asked a man who was fishing in the river near Friars and Santo roads to call 911. She claimed to have found her boyfriend in the water.
“When I went down there. She told me, ‘Hey, did you see the body? It’s my boyfriend. He’s dead in the water,'” said the fisherman, who identified himself only as Sergio.
Police said they discovered he had been stabbed at least once in the chest while attempting to resuscitate him.
The woman who found the body has been questioned, but is not considered a suspect, investigators said. A homeless man living along the river is being considered “a person of interest,” investigators said.