Deputies search tracks for evidence related to boy's death
Deputies searched the tracks for evidence related to the boy’s death. Courtesy OnScene.TV

The body of a 14-year-old boy was found near railroad tracks by a maintenance crew in the Bay Ho neighborhood, sheriff’s officials said Sunday.

At about 2:50 a.m. Saturday, the crew discovered someone who appeared to be struck by a train in the area of 6000 Santa Fe St., according to Lt. Thomas Seiver of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department homicide unit.

After an investigation at the scene by the sheriff’s Railroad Enforcement Team, the homicide unit took over the case, Seiver said.

The boy has been identified and his next of kin notified, but his name is being withheld because it may jeopardize the investigation, the lieutenant said.

The county Medical Examiner’s Office will perform an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of the boy’s death, Seiver said.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the sheriff’s homicide unit at 858-285-6330 or San Diego County Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

–City News Service