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The family of a man reported missing two weeks ago found his car in a Fallbrook shopping center, and when deputies investigated, last night, they noticed the body in the back.

San Diego County Sheriff’s deputies saw a man “zipped up in a sleeping bag” in the “back seat area,” according to Sheriff's Lieutenant Glenn Giannantonio. He stated the body had “signs of trauma.”

It was 6 p.m. Thursday evening, January 3, when the family reported finding the car. By 6 p.m. the next day, the body was identified as that of 24-year-old Alvin Bulaoro.

The family of Alvin Bulaoro reported last seeing him on December 21, 2012.

Exactly what day the gray Toyota 4-Runner was first spotted parked in the shopping center is still being investigated, according to a report in the U-T San Diego newspaper.

The shopping center is in downtown Fallbrook, in the 1100 block of South Mission Road.

The County Medical Examiner is reportedly performing an autopsy today, January 4, 2013.

Lieutenant Giannantonio stated the case is being investigated as a homicide. A $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest has been offered, and persons are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

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Comments

Visduh Jan. 4, 2013 @ 8:22 a.m.

Homicide? Noooo! The vehicle was probably right there far earlier than NYE. Try the idea that it had been there since around December 21.

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Eva Knott Jan. 4, 2013 @ 6:37 p.m.

This is a photo of Alvin Bulaoro from his FaceBook page.

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SurfPuppy619 Jan. 5, 2013 @ 11:33 a.m.

The shopping center has security cameras all over the parking area, they should know when and who drove the car there within hours of discovery......

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