East County News Service
February 2, 2021 (Escondido) – Sheriff’s reserve deputy divers found the body of a missing man today in the muddy waters of a lake in the All Seasons RV Park. Steve Mesa Turrey of Temecula was last seen January 26th walking away from the park in Escondido.
Turrey had medical and mental health issues requiring prescription medication and was deemed at risk.
Sheriff's Search and Rescue Volunteers along with K-9 dog handlers, as well as helicopters and drone units from above were mobilized to look for Turrey. Divers also searched a lake in the RV park, but heavy rains kept moving the muddy water resulting in poor visibility.
While the search efforts were scaled back, the Sheriff's Department continued looking for Turrey at the campsite. On February 2nd, Search and Rescue K-9 Handlers were alerted to the northwest area of the lake. Divers went in and found a body in the muddy waters.
A representative from the Medical Examiner's Office was on scene and made a preliminary identification of the body, as well as notification of Turrey's family. The M.E.'s Office will determine the cause and manner of death.