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Man reported missing from Lake Morena campground found dead

Posted at 10:46 AM, Sep 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-03 13:46:33-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – A 79-year-old man was found dead about six miles from the Lake Morena Campground, one day after his family reported him missing.

According to San Diego County sheriff’s officials, the man was reported missing on Tuesday, Sept. 1, after his family did not hear from him during the previous four days.

Officials said the man was described as an avid hiker and was staying at the campground.

On Wednesday, sheriff’s Search & Rescue teams spotted a body matching the missing hiker’s description about six miles from the campground.

Officials said the county Medical Examiner’s Office will perform an autopsy to positively identify the body and determine the cause of death.