San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office at the County Operations Center.
San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office at the County Operations Center. Photo by Ken Stone

Authorities Wednesday released the name of a homicide victim whose body turned up last weekend in a rural neighborhood south of Steele Canyon High School.

Hikers found 59-year-old Ronald McKinney dead off the 3500 block of Millar Ranch Road in Spring Valley shortly after 7 a.m. Sunday, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

An autopsy determined that McKinney, an East County resident, was slain, Lt. Joel Stranger said. The victim’s cause of death has been withheld “for investigative reasons,” the lieutenant said.

No suspects in the case have been publicly identified.