San Jose police began investigating the city's 12th homicide of the year on Tuesday when officers found an unconscious, injured man at a warehouse near The Plant shopping center.
Officer Albert Morales said the man was found about 8 a.m. in the 1900 block of Monterey Road. He was pronounced dead on the scene. A driver discovered his body and called for help.
The man, according to police, was an Asian man in his 40s.
"Right now we have nothing," Morales said, in terms of suspects or witnesses. He also wouldn't confirm a report that the man had been bound before he had been killed. “We’re trying to piece this all together.”
Morales said the case is unusual.
“Right now we have nothing, nothing on the camera at least, not anything we can put out now,” he said.
Tien Le, who owns one of the businesses near where the body was found, recognized the bright red rig labeled Big D & Son of Antioch on the side. She said it belongs to a friend who used to drive for her but who now works for himself.
Le said she fears the worst.
“He was supposed to pick up a load [Tuesday],” Le said.
The coroner has not released the man’s identity, nor how he died. Friends and family members arrived at the scene, looking for answers as police looked for the same.
“We’re hoping that someone will come forward,” Morales said.
The San Jose Police Department’s Homicide Unit has taken over the investigation.