EL CAJON, Calif.—A body of an infant boy was found Thursday evening in an unincorporated area of El Cajon, according to deputies.
San Diego County Sheriffs said the body was found in a plastic bag that was discovered at about 6:30 p.m. in a backyard shed at a house in the 1100 block of Flamingo Avenue near Oro Street in a rural area, according to San Diego County sheriff's homicide Lt. Dennis Brugos.
A woman who lives there discovered the plastic bag and called her son to help investigate it, after her dog reacted suspiciously to it, Brugos said. They brought the bag into the house, and when they open it the discovered the body, Brugos said.
Paramedics and deputies were immediately notified. They arrived within minutes and pronounced the infant dead. An autopsy was pending to determine the cause of death, Brugos said.
People in the neighborhood said they recently witnessed an increased amount of activity in and around the house where the body was found. One neighbor told Fox 5 that between five and 10 people actually live in the residence.
"This is a drug house, but it's tragic," said neighbor Guy Munshower. "I want to know why this has happened."