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Suspicious death being investigated in Vista

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VISTA (NEWS 8) - The body of a possible homicide victim was found Wednesday at a North County home.

Deputies responding to a report of an unresponsive person in the 2200 block of San Clemente Avenue in Vista found the dead man shortly after 11 a.m., according to sheriff's officials.

Due to "the circumstances surrounding" the fatality, including wounds to the 51-year-old victim's upper body, homicide detectives were called in to investigate, Lt. Kenneth Nelson said.

A woman told homicide detectives that four months ago in February, as she was walking her dog by the home, a man was yelling at someone.

"'I am going to kill you' over and and over - screaming at the top of his lungs," said the neighbor.

She was so scared that she recorded the altercation on her cellphone and shared it with detectives. She also shared the video with News 8 and you could hear a man from the property say, "you're dead" several times.

"I just recorded thinking, God forbid if something were to happen and at least there shows a pattern of erratic behavior," she said. 

Other neighbors were also weary. 

"There was always construction crews. A lot of people in and out all the time and really kind of looked like you never knew what was going on there," said Justin Thorn. 

A cause-of-death determination was on hold pending autopsy results.

A former employee who happened to drive by was shocked and said the man who lived in the home was a good guy. 

The deceased man's name was withheld pending family notification, but the address on the home can be traced to a solar roofing construction company in Vista and Oceanside. 

No suspects in the case had been identified as of mid-afternoon, the lieutenant said.

Sheriff's investigators said they release more details on Thursday. 

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