A spokesman for the U.S. consulate in Tijuana, Charles Smith, confirmed Wednesday that the victim was a legal resident of the United States.
Mexican authorities say Li Huang Liang may have been kidnapped in the United States and taken to Mexico.
Chula Vista police spokesman Bernard Gonzalez says his department has no evidence to suggest that. He says the victim was last seen at his restaurant around 10 p.m. Sunday.
The beaten body was discovered Monday inside a 2006 Lexus with California license plates at a Tijuana industrial park.
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Three people robbed a San Carlos jewelry store on Saturday afternoon, then fled before officers were able to arrive, police said.
Waterfront Park in downtown San Diego played host to thousands of people demonstrating in the third annual Women's March, which also took place in dozens of other cities across the country.
A record number of County employees will be hitting the streets next week to help count homeless people in the region.
People choosing not to vaccinate are now a "global health threat," according to the World Health Organization.
As the state’s affordable housing crisis worsens, the City of Encinitas has launched a bold new initiative to encourage its homeowners to do their part.