Body found near Otay Lakes

Posted at 11:14 AM, Aug 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-01 16:23:51-04

A body was found in a remote, rural locale east of the Otay Lakes Monday.

A group of suspected undocumented immigrants detained by U.S. Border Patrol agents about 8 a.m. reported coming across the unidentified dead person, described only as male, off Otay Lakes Road, near Campo Road in the Jamul area, USBP spokesman Eduardo Olmas said.

Personnel with the federal agency located the body and called in the San Diego County Sheriff's Department to investigate.

The death did not appear to be suspicious and likely was related to environmental exposure, Olmas said.