AUTOPSY CONFIRMS HOMICIDE, VICTIM IDENTIFIED IN LEMON GROVE

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East County News Service

November 19, 2014 (Lemon Grove)—An autopsy by the County Medical Examiner has confirmed that a man found dead near railroad tracks in Lemon Grove was a homicide victim.  He has been identified as Dale Robert Wheeler, 55, the Sheriff’s homicide unit announced today.

A suspect has not yet been identified.

The Sheriff’s Homicide detail is investigating the death of Wheeler, whose body was found at the intersection of Lemon Grove Avenue and Palm Street around 7:23 a.m. on November 16th.

The man has visible signs of traumatic injury, said Lieutenant Kevin Nelson.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Homicide Detail at (858) 974-2321/after hours at (858) 565-5200. You can remain anonymous and be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. Call Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.


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