Hikers discover apparent suicide at Cedar Creek trailhead

Police wait for the medical examiner to arrive after a young man was found hanging from a shade structure at the Cedar Creek trailhead on Thornbush Road on Friday morning. Sentinel photo/Karen Brainard

Update, April 26: Officials have not released the man’s identity.

A young man was found hanging from a shade structure at the Cedar Creek trailhead off Thornbush Road by three hikers on Friday morning.

As of 11:20 a.m., police were still waiting for the county medical examiner to arrive.

“He’s been up there for a while,” said Ramona Sheriff’s Lt. Julie Sutton.

Sutton said there was no identification or information on the white male and her best guess of age is 18 to 22 years old.

The body was found around 10:15 a.m. by three hikers from Santee who did not know the Cedar Creek trail was closed on Thornbush Road.

“Something didn’t look right,” said one hiker who asked not to be identified.

The hikers said they called police and were asked to stay until the coroner arrived.

The shade structure is near the restrooms at the trailhead at the end of Thornbush Road in San Diego Country Estates.

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Posted by Maureen Robertson on Apr 20 2012. Filed under Featured Story. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

3 Comments for “Hikers discover apparent suicide at Cedar Creek trailhead”

  1. Guest

    His family is in my prayers.

  2. Guest

    It is distressing to think this young man "had been up there for a while". Where were the park-system personnel? With the trails being closed I was under the impression that the area was being monitored on a frequent basis to ensure enforcement of closure to the trail from Thornbush Road. May this young man rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers go out for Him and his family.

  3. Inyer Face

    Are you going to update this story? Like who he was???????

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