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Investigation underway into suspicious death

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A man in his 50's was found dead in the backyard of a Swan Canyon-area home Sunday and homicide detectives were called to investigate, a police lieutenant said.

The body was spotted face-down in the yard of a home in the 3100 block of 44th Street near Redwood Street about 1:30 p.m., according to San Diego police Lt. Ernie Herbert. A citizen who went to check on the man discovered he was dead, the lieutenant said.

Herbert said patrol officers and paramedics conducting a preliminary investigation noticed "suspicious trauma to the man's body." He did not elaborate.

Homicide Unit detectives were then summoned. Herbert said the cause and manner of the unidentified man's death were not yet known and the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Officer would perform an autopsy.

Herbert asked anyone with information related to the incident to call the Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293, or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

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