Body found in van at North County rest stop

Posted at 11:54 AM, Jan 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-15 15:30:41-05

A man was found dead Friday inside a van parked at an Interstate 5 rest stop in the northern reaches of San Diego County.

The body of the man, believed to be in his 50s or 60s, was discovered in a red-and-white 1990 Ford van at Aliso Creek Rest Area near Oceanside shortly before 10:30 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.

There were no immediate indications of any suspicious circumstances related to the fatality, CHP public affairs Officer Robert Catano said.

Sheriff's deputies were called in to investigate, and the county Medical Examiner's Office was summoned to take custody of the body.