Thursday, February 3, 2011 at 5:16 p.m.
UPDATE, FEB. 3, 5:15 P.M.: The report has finally been released on the body found in the Estancia High parking lot in the early hours of Jan. 30. Costa Mesa police have identified the man as Justin Daniel Wilson of Mission Viejo.
The 25-year-old man was found around 3:30 a.m.; he was wearing only his underwear. An anonymous caller alerted police from a nearby payphone. According to the report, the initial investigation indicates a possible drug overdose. Exact details will not be known until an autopsy is completed.
(Our earlier update was certainly the catalyst for action, don't you think?)
UPDATE, FEB. 3, 2:45 P.M.: Four days later, who the man is and how he appeared dead in the Estancia High School parking lot are details yet to be shared with the public. Authorities know and have known the identity of the man--but that's as close as the media is allowed to get to the info while authorities "verify the circumstances" of the incident, according to Lieutant Bryan Glass.
Seems fishy. Or maybe the coroner is just out of town.
ORIGINAL POST, JAN. 30, 4:42 P.M.: In the early hours of Saturday morning, local police received an anonymous phone call claiming there was a dead body in the parking lot of Estancia High School in Costa Mesa. Upon arrival, police found the body of a male, believed to be in his early 20s.
The identity of the man has yet to be released. Estancia's principal, Kirk Bauermeister, notified The Orange County Register that the man was not a student there.
It is believed the man died elsewhere, and then his body was abandoned at the high school. Police have not yet indicated whether the body, which was found around 3:30 a.m., had any signs of trauma.