On Thursday, 9-2-10, a person called the Chula Vista Police Department regarding a suspicious vehicle parked in a lot located at 647 E Street in Chula Vista. The reporting party stated the vehicle smelled bad and a person may have been inside. When officers arrived, they found the vehicle described by the reporting party and noticed the foul odor coming from the car. Further investigation revealed a deceased male in the rear passenger section of the vehicle. The Chula Vista Police Department Crimes of Violence Unit responded to investigate the death.
THE VICTIM IS IDENTIFIED AS GASTON GERALD ZAVALA, DOB OF 6/14/1969 - 41 YEARS OF AGE. THE DESCEASED WAS A RESIDENT OF CHULA VISTA.
At this time, the cause of death is unknown and an autopsy Is scheduled. Anyone with information regarding the incident is encouraged to call the Chula Vista Police Department Crimes of Violence Unit at 619-691-5202.
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