Pulling the body out of a pond near Willow Drive and Moreno Drive

LAKESIDE, CA – The body of a middle-aged man was recovered from a pond early Monday morning in Lakeside, authorities said.

At about 3:30 a.m., San Diego County Police Department deputies were called to a pond near Willow Drive and Moreno Drive to examine a person reported in the water, according to Lieutenant Chris Stephen.

Upon arrival, officials found the man, aged about 50, dead in the water. The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department’s Search and Rescue Team was dispatched to the scene and dispatched to retrieve the body.

While officials say the death is “suspicious,” there is “no indication of tampering” at the moment. Officials said the identity of the man who was found has not yet been determined.

An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday, August 2.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Homicide Unit at 858-285-6330. Anonymous tips can be submitted to San Diego Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

The matter is still under investigation.

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