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Man found dead in Valley Center home; explosives and 'unknown chemicals' discovered inside

Posted at 5:28 AM, Aug 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-29 09:11:20-04

VALLEY CENTER, Calif. (KGTV) - The death of a man whose body was found inside a Valley Center home is being investigated by sheriff’s homicide detectives.

According to San Diego County sheriff’s officials, a woman requested a welfare check on her son at a home in the 28000 block of Lake Wohlford Road, just north of Valley View Casino, at around 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

Deputies arrived at the home and found 59-year-old Andrew Billeci dead inside. According to the San Diego County Medical Examiner, Billeci died of gunshot wounds.

The cause of death was determined to be homicide.

During a search of the home, investigators found “explosives and unknown chemicals,” prompting a call to the sheriff’s Bomb/Arson Unit and a hazardous materials team.

Following an examination, it was determined the items did not pose a danger to the public.

Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact the sheriff’s Homicide Unit at 858-285-6330 or 858-565-5200, or call Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.