SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Two homeless men were found dead under suspicious circumstances at an Otay Mesa strip mall Wednesday.
The bodies were discovered along Palm Avenue near Beyer Boulevard around 2:45 a.m. by a man who was power washing the parking lot.
"It looked typical, like they were sleeping. They were both lying down on the ground with beer cans and bottles next to them. I thought they were sleeping," Miguel said.
When the medical examiner's office arrived on scene, they were able to determine that it was a murder.
"The medical examiner's office was called in because it could've been a natural death. However, the investigator found what we believe to be trauma to both bodies," Lt. Mike Holden said.
The deaths were deemed suspicious and homicide detectives were summoned to investigate, police said.
The cause of their fatal injuries was not immediately clear.
The names of the victims, one of whom was 61 years old and the other 56, were withheld pending family notification.