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Body found near trash bin at Chula Vista strip mall

Posted: 2:40 PM, Aug 31, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-31 22:28:16Z
Body found near trash bin at Chula Vista strip m
Body found near trash bin at Chula Vista strip m

CHULA VISTA (KGTV) - Chula Vista police are investigating the mysterious death of a man whose body was found at a busy strip mall in the Harbor Side neighborhood Friday afternoon.

A passer-by reported finding the man face-down near a commercial trash bin in an alley next to the shopping complex near Broadway and Naples Street at about 12:45 p.m., according to police.

There were no obvious signs of suspicious circumstances in connection with the death of the man, who appeared have in his 30s or 40s and possibly a transient, Lt. Gino Grippo said.

It's unclear how long the man had been dead.

The county Medical Examiner's Office was called to the scene.

Stay with 10News for updates to this developing story.

City News Service contributed to this report.