San Diego County Sheriff's deputies cordoned off a brush area at Cottonwood Creek Watershed near Moonlight Beach this morning in Encinitas. Photo by Jordan Ingram
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Body discovered in creek near Moonlight Beach

ENCINITAS — An unidentified white male was found deceased in a creek bed located behind a set of tennis courts at Cottonwood Creek Conservancy near Moonlight Beach on Monday, Dec. 17 in Encinitas.

At 9:30 a.m., North Coastal Sheriff’s Station deputies responded to the intersection of West B and Second streets after receiving a report from a passer-by claiming they had discovered a dead body. 

After examining the area surrounding the body, deputies did not immediately discover evidence of injury or foul play, according to a recent news release.

The San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office will conduct an autopsy to determine cause and manner of death and to notify the family, Lt. Dave Perkins said.