Identity of fatally beaten man found on New Year’s Day sought
OCEANSIDE, Calif. — Authorities reached out to the public Monday for help in determining what led to the death of an unidentified man found fatally injured on a roadway near Buena Vista Lagoon on New Year’s Day.
The man, who appeared to have been about 40, was found lying in a bicycle lane alongside the 2100 block of South Coast Highway in Oceanside with trauma to his face and head about 8:30 p.m. Friday, according to police. Medics took him to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Lt. Leonard Cosby said.
The county Medical Examiner’s Office has been unable to determine the source of the man’s injuries and has made no ruling on the manner of his death.
Detectives are investigating the fatality as a suspicious death, the lieutenant said.
Anyone who might be able to provide information about the case was asked to call the Oceanside Police Department at 760-435-4892.