VALLEY CENTER, Calif. - A body of a man, dead for several days, was found by a person running on a trail east of Valley Center, and the San Diego County Sheriff's Department was investigating Sunday.
A sheriff's department spokesman said he was not at liberty to release any information about the ongoing investigation, but U-T San Diego reported that the body was spotted about 4 p.m. Saturday on a trail north of Hell Creek Road.
Deputies could not immediately reach it by all-terrain vehicle or by helicopter.
The body was that of a man who appeared to have died a few days ago, and sheriff's Sgt. Joe Tomaiko told U-T San Diego it had likely been disturbed by animals.