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77-Year-old Man Victim of Possible Homicide in Downtown Oceanside-Updated

Update: 08/15/2018-0649:  The victim in this incident has been identified as John Anthony Roth, a 77 year-old resident of Oceanside.

Oceanside CA— This morning, August 14, 2018 just before 7:00am, Oceanside Police responded to a call of a non-breathing male at 530 North Tremont Street.

When officers arrived along with Oceanside Fire Department Paramedics, the victim was found deceased. The victim, a 77-year-old male had sustained trauma to his upper body.

The victim was found by his wife when she returned home from her employment at a local nursing home.

Oceanside Police Detectives from the departments Crimes of Violence Unit are currently investigating this incident.

Anyone who may have any pertinent information regarding this incident is asked to call Detective Ellgard (760) 435-4748.