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Sheriff's Homicide Unit identifies body found in Lakeside pond

Body found in Lakeside pond
Posted at 2:56 PM, Aug 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-08 17:19:38-04

LAKESIDE, Calif. (KGTV) — A 50-year-old man was found dead Monday, August 1 in a pond near El Capitan High School, authorities reported.

The possible drowning death in the area of Moreno Drive and Willow Road in Lakeside was reported shortly before 3:30 a.m., according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

The Medical Examiner's office has identified the victim as Thomas Moreno, according to the department. The cause of death is unclear at this time.

"At this point the death is suspicious in nature however, there is no indication of foul play," Lt. Chris Steffen said.

Homicide detectives are still investigating what led up to the incident.