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Authorities ID 'suspicious death' victim found in East Village apartment

Posted at 12:47 PM, Jan 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-24 15:47:48-05

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Authorities Friday publicly identified a 49-year-old man whose body was found Monday evening inside a high-rise apartment in downtown San Diego's East Village neighborhood.

Brian Perry of San Diego was found dead inside a unit at Vantage Point Apartments, 1281 Ninth Ave., by a security guard and a friend who went to check on him around 5:10 p.m. Monday, said San Diego police Lt. Michelle Velovich.

Responding officers reported that Perry's body showed signs of trauma, leading them to characterize the death as suspicious, Velovich said.

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The San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office was called in to take custody of the body to determine the manner and cause of death.

"This incident is still being investigated as a suspicious death," she said.