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Man found dead in Hillcrest identified

Posted at 7:31 AM, Jun 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-24 10:32:00-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A man found dead in the Hillcrest area was identified by authorities.

San Diego police said the body of 35-year-old Leo Trippett Jr. was discovered in the 3400 block of Albert Street, a short distance away from Balboa Park, at around 5:30 a.m. on June 23.

According to police, a person walking in the area called 911 after seeing a man down. Responding emergency crews attempted life-saving measures, but Trippett -- a San Diego resident -- was declared dead at the scene.

Police noted that Trippett had trauma to his upper body.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the SDPD Homicide Unit at 619-531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.