The man in his 30s suffered trauma to his upper body.
San Diego Police are currently investigating an apparent homicide in Hillcrest after they recovered a body in the 3400 block of Albert Street.
It happened at approximately 5:30 am on Sunday when an unnamed person made a call to the police department to report the body.
The police and paramedics responded to the call and tried to revive the victim but he was declared deceased on the scene.
The victim has been identified as 35-year-old Leo Trippett Jr. who they say suffered trauma to his upper body. No description of the injuries was provided.
Homicide detectives spoke with the unnamed person who found the body.
The man says he was walking down the street and found the body then immediately called 911 and performed life-saving measures until the medical team arrived.
There were no other calls from the area about the body.
Officials are asking the public for its help in their investigation. Anyone who may know something about the case is being asked to call the Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or (888) 580-8477.