IRVINE, Calif. (KABC) -- Construction workers found the body of a man face-down in a remote area in Irvine Friday, police said.
The grim discovery was made at about 5 a.m. near Wolf Trail and Orchard Hills. The victim was identified as 19-year-old Octavio Jesus Alcala of Santa Ana.
"He is clothed and it's unknown how long he's been here, but we're investigating that," said Irvine police spokesperson Farrah Emami.
Alcala's cause of death remains under investigation, but Irvine police have deemed the incident a homicide.
Orchard Hills is located just across the street from a new housing development and about a quarter-mile from Northwood High School.
Anyone with further information was urged to call the Irvine Police Department at (949) 724-7170.