Man stabbed to death near border identified


SAN YSIDRO, Calif. — Police Sunday released the identity of a man who was stabbed to death earlier this week just north of the U.S.-Mexico border.

Twenty-four-year-old Nelson Ramon Moradel of San Diego was found unconscious on the sidewalk in the 300 block of Sycamore Road with a bloody wound to his torso and died at the scene, according to Lt. Manny Del Toro of the San Diego Police Department.

The homicide remains unsolved, but detectives are still working on developing leads in the case, Del Toro said. San Diego police and paramedics were sent to the San Ysidro area after the stabbing was reported around 5:45 a.m. on Thursday.

Homicide detectives and crime lab personnel were called to search for potential witnesses and evidence, Del Toro said.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the crime scene extended south to Cesar Chavez Park with possible items of evidence discovered between there and the body, he said.

Anyone with information related to this killing was asked to call the San Diego Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 619-531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.