MISSION VALLEY (CNS) - A man whose body was found on Interstate 8 in Mission Valley during the morning rush hour on Aug. 19 had been strangled, the Medical Examiner's Office disclosed Saturday.
The unidentified 30-to-40-year-old white man had been seen walking near the westbound side of the 8 Freeway near the Interstate 15 interchange at about 6:30 a.m., the medical examiner's office reported.
Officers responding to a 911 call arrived to find the man, with trauma of unknown origin to the back of his head, SDPD Lt. Ray Valentin said. Medics pronounced the victim dead at the scene.
Authorities closed the three right-hand westbound lanes of the freeway around the site of the fatality while investigators gathered evidence, causing a SigAlert and a massive traffic snarl.
Detectives were looking into a reported sighting of a white BMW sedan parked near the victim with a man standing next to it at about the time the body was spotted, according to Valentin. It was unclear if that person was related to the fatality, the lieutenant said.
Authorities asked the public Friday for help in identifying and tracking down a pair of thieves who have carried out a two-week series of bank robberies this month in the San Diego area.
Backers of an initiative that would allow San Diego State University to buy the SDCCU Stadium site in Mission Valley for campus expansion are scheduled to begin seeking petition signatures Saturday.
An unknown assailant jumped a woman Friday on a walking trail near Gillespie Field airport and choked her nearly into unconsciousness, fleeing when she managed to break free, authorities reported.
The San Diego Gulls allowed power-play and shorthanded goals in the first period and an empty-net goal in the third in a 4-2 loss to the Stockton Heat Friday night at Stockton.
San Diego County's unemployment rate dropped to 4.1 percent last month despite seasonal cutbacks in leisure and hospitality jobs, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday.
The San Diego Fire Rescue Foundation on Friday held an awards ceremony to recognize the men and women who put their lives on the line to keep San Diegans safe.
It has been ten years since devastating wildfires swept through San Diego, destroying thousands of structures and affecting so many lives.
From a baby tiger cub to monitor lizards and a macaw, authorities have seized dozens of animals and filed charges against 16 people as part of what they say is the largest wildlife trafficking sweep in Southern California.
Three officer-involved shootings over the past year, including the killing of a man who opened fire at a pool party at a La Jolla apartment complex, were legally justified, District Attorney Summer Stephan announced Friday.