The discovery of a man’s body in the middle of the road just after midnight is a “weird case” according to San Diego police investigators.
The man in his 20s was discovered face down in the middle of the road at Ulric Street and Zane Court in the Linda Vista area of San Diego just after midnight.
He appeared to have suffered some type of blunt trauma according to officials.
Several hours into the investigation, homicide investigators said they were leaning toward the death not being classified as a homicide.
Officers were interviewing people from the apartment complex adjacent to where the man was found.
Resident Daniel Leon said he met the victim this week and, as far as he knew, the man was moving in to the complex with a wife and child.
“He didn't look like a bad guy. He looked like a normal person with a big smile on his face...you know normal,” Leon said.
Complex managers said they didn’t have information on the man moving in but added that it was common for people to rent out rooms without management knowing.
They also say the security camera pointed at the area where the man was discovered wasn't turned on at the time it happened.
The man has not been officially identified. An autopsy scheduled for Thursday may provide more answers, according to officials.
Neighbor Cindy Suarez said, “It's creepy. It's scary something you never want to wake up to. It's sad.”