The Coast News Group

Body of male found in burned trailer near Escondido

ESCONDIDO — A body was found inside a burned trailer in unincorporated Escondido today.

The discovery was made around 2:30 p.m. in the 9800 block of Rocky Ridge Road, according to San Diego sheriff’s Sgt. Agustin Rosas.

The 71-year-old homeowner told deputies he had just returned home from fishing, heard a large explosion and saw fire as he walked out of his garage, Rosas said.

The detached garage and some adjacent trailers caught fire, the sergeant said.

“All the residents were accounted for except for one,” Rosas said. “After the fire department contained the fire, they discovered a male deceased inside of one of the trailers.”

Sheriff’s bomb/arson detectives ) conducted an investigation at the scene and the probe into the cause of the death was ongoing, he said.