POWAY -- A body found inside a vehicle parked near a Walmart store in Poway late last week was that of a 71-year-old San Diego man who had been missing nine days, the county Medical Examiner's Office reported Tuesday.
Luong Chieu Le was reported missing after driving away from home on Sept. 9 in his black 2003 Honda Odyssey minivan, according to San Diego police and the medical examiner's office.
Police said Le required medication for an undisclosed issue but failed to take it with him when he left home. It was unclear whether that played a role in his death.
Le's body was found inside his van in a parking lot along Community Road near Hilleary Place shortly after 6:30 p.m. Friday, authorities said. The medical examiner's office has yet to determine how he died.