SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Military investigators sought Monday to determine what led to the death of a 19-year-old Marine at Camp Pendleton over the weekend.
Lance Cpl. Mario Arias of Canoga Park was found dead in his barracks room on Sunday, according to the Miramar-based 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Public Affairs Office.
Arias, who enlisted in the Marine Corps in August 2010, was an air-crew trainee from Marine Light Attack Helicopter Training Squadron 303, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd MAW. He was the recipient of a National Defense Service Medal.
The cause of his death was not immediately clear, USMC officials said.
The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is heading the inquiry.
A five year old girl's dream came true today with the help of the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Leona, who lives in San Marcos and is battling cancer, wished to have the ultimate pirate ship playhouse in her backyard.
In celebration of American Heart Month, Rady Children's Hospital hosted its 34th annual Heart Party. It was a chance for former heart patients and the doctors who treated them to reunite.
Fair, warm and dry weather continues through Saturday, but an onshore flow will bring low clouds and fog Saturday night and much cooler weather to the county on Sunday.
Neighbors say the Prince Recycling Center on Voltaire Street is attracting crime and transients, and they want the center to move out of the area.
Few of us really know how our coworkers spend their time when they are off the clock. In Thursday's Zevely Zone, Jeff gets to know Ryan Brothers - a writer here at KFMB Stations and News 8 - who put his own signature on Mission Trails Regional Park.
A San Marcos man who shot his girlfriend and left her body in her car, parked along northbound Interstate 15 near Escondido, was convicted Friday of first-degree murder.
A local company is on the cutting edge of ocean exploration using unmanned vehicles powered by wind and sun and the future looks bright for these ocean drones, which currently are being tested off the coast of San Diego.