Update: September 24 – 4:55 pm – Tuesdays autopsy revealed cause of death was a gunshot to the head. No other information available at this time.
EL CENTRO – According to Deputy Coroner Steven Green with the Imperial County Coroner’s Office, at 5:22pm Sunday evening, a call was received of a deceased person on a property on west Ralph Road near Clark Road.
The resident found the body in a citrus grove next to their property.
The subject was a male and has not been identified as of yet.
The body was believed to have been there a few weeks.
An autopsy will be performed Tuesday.
The investigation could take one or two weeks because the body is not identifiable.
The body had braces on the teeth and a firearm was found nearby according to Deputy Green.