San Diego Sheriff's Department.
A San Diego Sheriff’s cruiser. Photo by Chris Stone

A body turned up under suspicious circumstances Thursday in a rural community near Lake Hodges.

The discovery off the 8000 block of Harmony Grove Road in the Elfin Forest area was reported shortly after 7 a.m., according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

The body, which was lying just off the roadway, was wrapped in an unidentified material, Lt. Chris Steffen said.

Homicide detectives were called in to take charge of the investigation.

The road was closed in the area until further notice.

Updated at 11:10 a.m. Aug. 25, 2022

–City News Service