A man found dead inside a Mission Viejo apartment Sunday is being listed as a homicide victim, the Orange County Sheriff's Department said Monday.
Signs point to a violent struggle involving the victim inside the Vista Real apartments on Los Altos, near the Shops at Mission Viejo.
The victim's car, a 2006 Toyota Corolla with the California license plate #5ULA168, is missing, authorities said.
Armed with search warrants, investigators went to the building after getting a tip from a caller shortly after 11:30 a.m. Sunday. They later said a fight may have led to the man's death.