FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
POINT OF CONTACT: Sergeant Shannon Murphy, 760-644-1745
On the morning of Friday, September 27, Escondido Paramedics and Police were dispatched to a home in the 300 block of West 7th Avenue after receiving a report of an unresponsive male inside the residence. Police arrived and it was determined the individual, an adult Caucasian male in his forties, was dead. Escondido Police Detectives were summoned to the scene and an investigation determined that the victim had sustained significant blunt force trauma to his head. The investigation led to the arrest of Martin Vasquez, 43, of Escondido. Vasquez was later booked into Vista Detention Facility on a charge of murder. The identification of the victim is being withheld pending the notification of family members.
The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact Escondido Police Detective Miguel Ramirez, at 760-839-4925.
To report any suspicious activities in your neighborhood, you may contact the Police Department directly, or you may make an unidentified call on our Anonymous Tip Line at (760) 743-TIPS (8477) or via our Web site at www.escondido.org/police.