Man found dead at park in City Heights


SAN DIEGO — Police found an arrow next to a man’s body at a City Heights park early Tuesday, leading to an investigation by homicide detectives.

Officers with the San Diego Police Department got a call at 12:21 a.m. from someone who found the man’s body at Central Avenue Mini Park, located at 3642 Central Avenue.

SDPD Assistant Watch Commander S. Foster told City News Service that the man was “all bloodied up.”

“He was lying there with an arrow next to him is all I can say,” Foster said.

In a news release later Tuesday morning, police said they were still working to identify the man, who suffered traumatic injuries to his upper body. He was described as white and in his 20s and died at the scene, police said.

“Some circumstances, it’s very clear a gunshot wound or something like that,” SDPD Acting Lieutenant Joel Tien. “In this case, it wasn’t clear, which is why we’re waiting for the autopsy to be completed to give us a better direction on what could have caused the injury.”

No further information was immediately available as officers worked to locate witnesses and learn more about what led to the man’s death.

Anyone with information was asked to call the Homicide Unit at 619-531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

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