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Body found in Vista


Last updated 5/21/2019 at 1:03pm

VISTA - The body of a possible transient was found this morning at a North County strip mall.

The discovery in the 1700 block of University Drive in Vista was reported shortly after 6 a.m., according to sheriff's officials.

The person who found the unidentified body in a makeshift homeless camp behind a Target store described it as partially decomposed, Lt. David Buether said. The case was being investigated as a suspected natural death, the lieutenant said.

Details about the decedent, including gender and approximate age, were not immediately available.

The county Medical Examiner's Office was called in to take custody of the body for identification and autopsy purposes.


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