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Man found in drainage ditch likely died of natural causes

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A man, whose body was found in a drainage ditch in San Diego's Memorial neighborhood Saturday, appeared to have died of natural causes, police said.

The man's body was spotted lying face-down off National Avenue between South 33rd Street and the Interstate 15 off-ramp about 10:15 a.m., according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

Personnel from the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office were called to take possession of the body, which had been at the scene for a day or two, San Diego police said. They determined the man was likely a transient who had died of natural causes.

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