Non Homicide Cases

Case Number 2024-00405
Name Next of kin not notified
City of Residence
State of Residence
DOB 12/31/1962
Gender Male
Place of Death Embankment, N 32 32 32 W 117 02 34, San Ysidro, California, 92173, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Tijuana River, N 32 32 32 W 117 02 34, San Ysidro, California, 92173, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 02/06/2024 0229
Date and time of Injury 2/6/2024 Unknown
Summary The decedent was a 61-year-old Black male who resided in West Africa. On the early morning of 02/06/2024, the decedent was a member of a group of undocumented travelers crossing the United States/Mexico International Border on foot into the United States. The group was separated from one another while crossing the Tijuana River. A short time later, a group member saw the decedent attempting to exit the river and flagged down an on scene United States Border Patrol agent. Responding agents were unable to reach the decedent prior to contacting the San Diego River Rescue Team for additional assistance. Upon their arrival, Rescue Team personnel extricated the decedent from the river and provided lifesaving measures to no avail with death being pronounced via radio contact with a local hospital.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Drowning
Contributing Conditions None
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency San Diego Police Department
Next of kin notified No
Case Number 2024-00338
Name ASPER, Thomas Carl
City of Residence Fallbrook
State of Residence California
DOB 12/29/1937
Gender Male
Place of Death Palomar Medical Center, 2185 Citracado Parkway, Escondido, CA, 92029, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Roadway, S/B Old Highway 395 west of. I-15 off ramp, Bonsall, California, 92003, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 01/31/2024 0859
Date and time of Injury 01/31/2024 0741 hours
Summary The decedent was an 86-year-old White male who resided in a home in Fallbrook. Based on preliminary information, on the morning of 01/31/2024, the decedent was driving a Toyota SUV southbound on Old Highway 395 just north of its intersection with the southbound Interstate 15 off-ramp upon which a Jaguar sedan was traveling. The Jaguar collided with the Toyota while both vehicles occupied the intersection causing the Toyota to roll over with the decedent being ejected from the vehicle. A 911 call was placed with law enforcement and fire personnel dispatched to the call for service. Responding paramedics provided lifesaving measures while transporting the decedent by ambulance to the Palomar Medical Center Emergency Department (ED). Upon his arrival, medical staff assumed the provision of lifesaving measures to no avail with death being pronounced.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Blunt force injuries of the neck and torso
Contributing Conditions None
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency California Highway Patrol
Next of kin notified Yes
Case Number 2024-00310
Name FRAUSTO AGUILAR, Katalina
City of Residence
State of Residence
DOB 03/30/1980
Gender Female
Place of Death Street , ISR 8 at 2nd Street, UC , El Cajon, California, 92021, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Street , ISR 8 at 2nd Street, UC , El Cajon, California, 92021, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 01/28/2024 2000
Date and time of Injury 1/28/2024 1939
Summary The decedent was a 43-year-old White female who resided in the city of El Cajon. Based on preliminary information, on the evening of 1/28/2024, the decedent was driving a Chevrolet pickup truck eastbound in the westbound lanes of Interstate 8 at the 2nd Street undercrossing in El Cajon. For unknown reasons, the driver assumingly lost control of the vehicle and drove off the freeway overcrossing prior to striking a wall on the street below. The pickup truck was engulfed in flames and 911 was called for assistance with law enforcement and fire personnel dispatched to the call for service. Responding firefighters extinguished the flames prior to contacting the decedent in the vehicle and pronouncing death due to thermal injuries.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Blunt force injury
Contributing Conditions None
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency California Highway Patrol
Next of kin notified Yes
Case Number 2024-00268
Name CAVANESS, Eric John
City of Residence Westminster
State of Residence California
DOB 12/30/1984
Gender Male
Place of Death Highway, (in vehicle), S/B 5, South of Del Mar Heights Road, Del Mar, California, 92014, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Highway, (in vehicle), S/B 5, South of Del Mar Heights Road, Del Mar, California, 92014, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 01/25/2024 0451
Date and time of Injury 1/25/2024 0415
Summary The decedent was a 39-year-old male who resided in Mission Viejo, CA. Based on preliminary information, on the morning of 1/25/2024, the decedent was driving a Toyota pickup truck southbound on Interstate 5 within the city of Del Mar. For unknown reasons, the decedent's pickup truck collided with the rear end of a Kenworth tractor trailer also traveling southbound. The pickup truck became wedged beneath the rear of the trailer and witnesses called 911 to report the accident. Responding firefighters freed the pickup truck from beneath the trailer and extricated the decedent from the vehicle prior to pronouncing death due to obvious trauma.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Multiple blunt force injuries
Contributing Conditions None
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency California Highway Patrol
Next of kin notified Yes
Case Number 2024-00254
Name GOMEZ Jr., Alejandro
City of Residence Escondido
State of Residence California
DOB 03/05/1999
Gender Male
Place of Death Palomar Medical Center, 2185 Citracado Parkway, Escondido, CA, 92029, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Street, 1300 Block of San Marcos Boulevard, San Marcos, California, 92078, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 01/23/2024 1857
Date and time of Injury 01/23/2024 1829
Summary The decedent was a 24-year-old male who resided in the city of Escondido. Based on preliminary information, on the evening of 01/23/2024, the decedent was driving a Subaru SUV eastbound within the 1300 Block of San Marcos Boulevard in San Marcos Boulevard when his vehicle overturned after striking the rear of a Porsche SUV. Witnesses called 911 to report the accident. Responding firefighters extricated the decedent from the vehicle and provided lifesaving measures while transporting him by ambulance to the Palomar Medical Center's Emergency Department. Upon arrival, medical staff assessed the decedent and pronounced death.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Pending
Contributing Conditions -
Manner Pending Investigation
Investigating Agency San Diego Sheriff
Next of kin notified Yes
Case Number 2024-00242
Name HOOKER, Harold James
City of Residence San Diego
State of Residence California
DOB 01/09/1957
Gender Male
Place of Death Street, 1600 block of Lemon Grove Avenue , Lemon Grove, California, 91945, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Street, 1600 block of Lemon Grove Avenue , Lemon Grove, California, 91945, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 01/22/2024 1812
Date and time of Injury 1/22/2024 1737
Summary The decedent was a 67-year-old male who resided in Lemon Grove. On the evening of 1/22/2024, the driver of a Honda CRV sports utility vehicle (SUV) was traveling southbound on Lemon Grove Avenue when they struck a large piece of concrete debris on the roadway. The driver pulled over and called 911 for assistance. A short time later, the decedent was the unrestrained driver and sole occupant of a minivan traveling southbound on Lemon Grove Avenue. The decedent was witnessed to also strike the concrete debris, travel up the embankment where he struck a utility pole. The vehicle then overturned down the embankment and a second 911 call was placed. First responders arrived to the location. The decedent was extricated and cardiopulmonary resuscitation efforts were initiated. Despite attempts at resuscitation, the decedent could not be revived and his death was pronounced on scene.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Pending
Contributing Conditions -
Manner Pending Investigation
Investigating Agency San Diego Sheriff
Next of kin notified Yes
Case Number 2024-00231
Name FINNER GOODALL, Patricia Marie
City of Residence
State of Residence
DOB 12/10/1960
Gender Female
Place of Death Highway, S/B I-15 just south of I-805 , San Diego, California, 92104, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Highway, S/B I-15 just south of I-805 , San Diego, California, 92104, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 01/21/2024 2143
Date and time of Injury 1/21/2024 2102
Summary The decedent was a 63-year-old female who resided in San Diego. Based on preliminary information, on the evening of 1/21/2024, the decedent was driving a Ford sedan southbound on Interstate 15 within the city of San Diego. For unknown reasons, the sedan slowed prior to swerving on to the outside shoulder and travelling down an embankment. The vehicle struck two trees before coming to rest and a witness called 911 to report the accident. Responding firefighters extricated the decedent from the vehicle and provided lifesaving measures to no avail with death being pronounced via radio contact with a local hospital.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Multiple blunt force injuries
Contributing Conditions None
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency California Highway Patrol
Next of kin notified Yes
Case Number 2024-00229
Name AMBRIZ, Jacob
City of Residence Escondido
State of Residence California
DOB 08/12/2004
Gender Male
Place of Death Street, 13500 block of San Pasqual Road, Escondido, California, 92025, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Street, 13500 block of San Pasqual Road, Escondido, California, 92025, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 01/21/2024 1350
Date and time of Injury 01/21/2024 1335
Summary The decedent was a 19-year-old male who resided in the city of Escondido. Based on preliminary information, on the afternoon of 01/21/2024, the decedent was driving a Pontiac sedan eastbound within the 13500 block of San Pasqual Road in Escondido. For unknown reasons, the sedan swerved into the westbound lane of traffic and collided with a Chevrolet sedan. Both vehicles became engulfed in flames and 911 was called. Firefighters extinguished the flames prior to contacting the decedent within the Pontiac sedan and pronouncing death due to injuries.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Multiple blunt force injuries of head, trunk, and extremities
Contributing Conditions None
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency San Diego Police Department
Next of kin notified Yes
Case Number 2024-00226
Name RICE, Carlos Deshun
City of Residence
State of Residence
DOB 04/17/1981
Gender Male
Place of Death Street, 2614 Sweetwater Road, Spring Valley, California, 91977, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Street, Sweetwater Road at Blossom Lane, Spring Valley, California, 91977, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 01/21/2024 0530
Date and time of Injury 01/21/2024 0511
Summary The decedent was a 42-year-old male who was homeless in the city of Spring Valley. According to preliminary information, on the morning of 01/21/2024, the decedent was a pedestrian struck by a Hyundai sedan traveling southbound on Sweetwater Road in the city of Spring Valley. The driver stopped on scene to call 911 and reported the accident. The decedent was subsequently struck by two other vehicles prior to the arrival of emergency services personnel. Responding officers contacted the decedent and provided lifesaving measures until responding paramedics arrived and pronounced death due to obvious injuries.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Multiple blunt force injuries
Contributing Conditions None
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency California Highway Patrol
Next of kin notified Yes
Case Number 2024-00167
Name SANDOVAL SALGADO, Jose Isabel
City of Residence Anaheim
State of Residence California
DOB 11/19/1962
Gender Male
Place of Death UCSD Medical Center, 200 W Arbor Dr, San Diego, California, 92103, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Highway, East Naples Street at S/B ISR 805, UC, Chula Vista, California, 91911, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 01/15/2024 1337
Date and time of Injury 12/30/2023 1025
Summary The decedent was a 60-year-old male who resided in Anaheim, California. As per preliminary investigation, on the morning hours of 12/30/2023, the decedent was driving a Nissan SUV southbound on State Route 805 just north of the Naples Street undercrossing in Chula Vista. For unknown reasons, the SUV veered off the freeway overpass and overturned prior to landing on Naples Street. 911 was called for assistance with first responders dispatched to the scene. Responding paramedics arrived and contacted the decedent's wife, who was a passenger in the SUV, and pronounced her death without medical intervention (Medical Examiner Case 2023-04142). Paramedics then contacted the decedent and transported him by ambulance to the UCSD Medical Center Emergency Department. The decedent was admitted to the facility with a poor prognosis prior to death being pronounced on 1/15/2024.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Multiple blunt force injuries
Contributing Conditions None
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency CHP
Next of kin notified Yes
Case Number 2024-00153
Name BAUTISTA, Oscar Antonio
City of Residence Oceanside
State of Residence California
DOB 07/10/1972
Gender Male
Place of Death Palomar Medical Center, 2185 Citracado Parkway, Escondido, CA, 92029, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Street, N. River Road and Festival Drive, Oceanside, California, 92057, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 01/14/2024 1257
Date and time of Injury 1/04/2024 1729
Summary The decedent was a 51-year-old male who resided in Oceanside. Based on preliminary information, on the afternoon of 01/04/2024, the decedent was driving a Kawasaki motorcycle westbound on N. River Road in Oceanside when a GMC pickup truck traveling eastbound on the same roadway executed a U-turn maneuver within the intersection of Festival Drive crossing into the path of the motorcycle. The motorcycle collided with the pickup truck. 911 was called with emergency services personnel dispatched. Responding paramedics contacted the decedent and provided lifesaving measures while transporting him by air ambulance to the Palomar Medical Center. He was admitted to the facility with a poor prognosis with death being pronounced on 01/14/2024.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Multiple blunt force injuries
Contributing Conditions None
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency Oceanside Police
Next of kin notified Yes
Case Number 2024-00141
Name MUSSER, Alexander Barrett
City of Residence Del Mar
State of Residence California
DOB 04/11/1973
Gender Male
Place of Death Found, home, 345 10th Street, Del Mar, California, 92014, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Home, 345 10th Street, Del Mar, California, 92014, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 01/13/2024 0643
Date and time of Injury 01/--/2024 Unk
Summary The decedent was a 50-year old White male who lived with his fiancée in a home in Del Mar. His fiancée last knew him to be alive on the evening of 01/12/2024 when she had gone to bed. On the morning of 01/13/2024, she awoke and went to find the decedent seated and slumped forward on the bathroom floor. She noted a firearm near him and an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest and called 911. Paramedics and law enforcement responded and confirmed the death.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Shotgun wound of the chest
Contributing Conditions None
Manner Suicide
Investigating Agency San Diego Sheriff
Next of kin notified Yes
Case Number 2023-03474
Name CHRISTOPHER, Tyler
City of Residence San Diego
State of Residence California
DOB 11/11/1972
Gender Male
Place of Death Found, apartment, 1399 9th Ave Apt 181, San Diego, California, 92101, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Apartment , 1399 9th Ave Apt 181, San Diego, California, 92101, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 10/31/2023 0935
Date and time of Injury 10/--/2023 Unknown
Summary The decedent was a 50-year-old male who lived in San Diego. On 10/31/2023, a friend of the decedent's went to his apartment to check on the decedent. The decedent's secured apartment was entered with a previously provided copy of the key. The decedent was located unresponsive in his bedroom and 911 was called. Paramedics arrived and confirmed the decedent's death without medical intervention due to postmortem changes.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Positional Asphyxia due to: Acute alcohol intoxication
Contributing Conditions Coronary artery atherosclerosis
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency San Diego Police Department
Next of kin notified Yes