Authorities at site where body was found
Authorities examine the site where the body was found. Courtesy OnScene.TV

The body of an unidentified person was found Saturday in the Tijuana River near the Las Americas Premium Outlets, police said.

The body was found at 8:13 a.m. by Border Patrol agents, according to the San Diego Police Department. It appeared to have been there for some time and there were no obvious signs of trauma.

The San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office took custody of the body and an autopsy will be performed Sunday.

The area where the body was discovered is very close to the border between the United States and Mexico.

“It is possible the body was carried by the Tijuana River across the border into the United States,” said Acting Lt. Michelle Velovich of the San Diego Police.

The death was being investigated by police homicide detectives.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Homicide Unit at 619-531-2293 or San Diego County Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

Updated at 4:20 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019

–City News Service