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Man's body found in Tijuana River near South San Diego County outlet mall

Posted at 2:20 PM, Mar 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-15 17:20:55-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - San Diego Police believe the man whose mud-covered body was found in the Tijuana River may have floated across the border into the United States, investigators said Friday.

The man’s body was found Thursday in the river behind the Las Americas Premium Outlets, police said. He was partially covered in debris, water, and mud.

An autopsy revealed the man had suffered traumatic injuries, but investigators did not provide details on the nature of them.

“It is possible the man’s body was carried by the Tijuana River across the border into the United States, where it was discovered,” police said.

The man had distinctive tattoos, which investigators hope to use to make an identification.

Anyone with information in the case is asked to call the San Diego Police Homicide Unit at 619-531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.