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Skeletal remains found in Fiesta Island fire pit identified

Posted at 12:46 PM, Nov 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-11 15:46:55-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — The remains of a 79-year-old man found in a fire pit on Fiesta Island have been identified.

The remains were identified as Elias Rene Rodriguez, of San Diego, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner.

Rodriguez's remains were discovered by a passerby on Oct. 29 at about 10:30 a.m. on the east side of Fiesta Island. The county's ME described the remains as "charred skeletal remains."


Rodriguez was identified by his dental records.

This month, San Diego Police said they don't suspect any foul play in Rodriguez's death, but said they believed he died in the fire pit.

Anyone with information is asked to call SDPD's Homicide Unit at 619-531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.