Man found dead behind Oceanside Rite Aid

OCEANSIDE - Police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in a canyon in Oceanside late Tuesday night.

The victim’s body was discovered at about 10:15 p.m. in the 3800 block of Plaza Drive, behind a Rite Aid. According to Oceanside police, he was found by a transient friend who had reportedly gone back to check on him.

Police said the friend discovered the body and then ran out to find help. The man allegedly told police that his friend had been stabbed to death.

Paramedics arrived and attempted CPR, but the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The body showed signs of decomposition, police said.

The victim’s name was not immediately released. Police did not disclose if the death appears suspicious. The medical examiner will conduct an autopsy.

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