Authorities identify body found in SUV

OCEANSIDE, Calif. — Authorities Wednesday publicly identified an apparent homicide victim whose body was found wrapped in a tarp and left on the back seat of a parked vehicle in Oceanside.

Patrol officers dispatched to the 500 block of Douglas Drive shortly before 2:45 a.m. Sunday to investigate a report of a seemingly abandoned black Ford SUV found the body of 49-year-old Jose Guadalupe Ruiz-Rodriquez of Oceanside, police spokesman Tom Bussey said.

“This case is being investigated as a homicide,” Bussey said.

Authorities have withheld Ruiz-Rodriquez’s cause of death.

There have been no suspects identified or arrests made in the case, the spokesman said.

Google Map for coordinates 33.240194 by -117.322634.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.