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San Diego Police: Body found in Little Italy apartment a 'suspicious death,' but not homicide

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Posted at 7:35 PM, Sep 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-21 14:26:57-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- San Diego Police are calling the discovery of a man's body in a Little Italy apartment on Monday a suspicious death, but not a homicide.

Officers were called to the apartment in the 1400 block of State Street around 2 p.m. after receiving reports that a building employee had discovered the body after entering the apartment for maintenance.

When officers arrived, they discovered a man dead inside the apartment with "apparent trauma on the body," according to San Diego Police.

The department's homicide unit was called to the apartment to investigate.

Tuesday, the department and San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office said it was determined not to be a homicide.

The victim's identity was not fully confirmed on Tuesday, and will not be released by SDPD. Based on the initial investigation, police said he is believed to be 46 years old.