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  • Medical Examiner establishes Douglas Hardy murdered by blunt force trauma

    Julie Reeder and AC Investigations|Updated Feb 22, 2024

    At about 4:21 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 9, Fallbrook Sheriff deputies were called to a scene in the 1600 block of South Mission Road after receiving a disconnected distress call, according to San Diego Sheriff's Lt. Joseph Jarjura. Upon arrival, Sheriffs found a man to already be deceased. The Medical Examiner's Office determined the preliminary results for cause of death to be blunt force trauma and the manner of death was a homicide. The victim was positively identified as...

  • Victim and cause of death identified in gruesome killing

    Julie Reeder and AC Investigations|Updated Feb 16, 2024

    The Medical Examiner's Office today positively identified Douglas Hardy, 38, of Escondido, as the victim in the murder that took place Friday, 2/10/24 in Fallbrook at the Econolodge. The Medical Examiner's office determined from the preliminary results that the cause of death was blunt force trauma and the manner of death was a homicide. Homicide detectives arrested 35-year-old Brian Francis Zielinski for killing Hardy the night Hardy's body was found. Zielinski was booked...

  • Car crashes into local Fallbrook business

    Julie Reeder and AC Investigations, Village News|Updated Feb 11, 2024

    There were no reported injuries when a car crashed through the windows and doors of Anytime Fitness, at 855 S. Main Ave in Fallbrook. The car stopped several feet inside the building. There is no information about the driver or their possible injuries at this time. Video of the incident from inside the building: https://youtu.be/42lTgqJoKVU This is an early version post and the Village News has reached out to Anytime Fitness, CHP, Sheriff and NCFPD for comm...

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