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Victim had a coyote tattoo and the word “life or wife” on his left forearm, as well as “Linda” and “Gypsy” on his right forearm.
April 9, 2024 (Borrego Springs)—The San Diego Sheriff is seeking public help to identify the victim in a cold-case homicide. The man’s body was found Saturday, October 26, 1985 on State Highway 22, between mile post markers 37 and 38 in the Borrego Springs area. The body was located down a steep embankment on the north side of the road. 

The body was in an advanced stage of decomposition. The victim had sustained trauma and the Medical Examiner determined the manner of death as homicide. The cause of death is not being released for investigative reasons, says Lieutenant Michael Krugh.
No identification was found on the victim. He was wearing blue jeans, a light-colored pullover shirt and black combat boots. The left forearm displayed tattoos of a wolf howling at a red moon and the word "Life" or "Wife".  The upper right arm was tattooed with the word "Linda" and the right forearm with the word "Gypsy___", the latter half of which was unreadable."
The Sheriff's Homicide unit continues to review this case and it remains under active investigation.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Homicide Unit at (858) 285-6330/after hours at (858) 565-5200. You can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

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