UPDATE: Man Killed at Mobile Home Park ID'd

Victim's name also appears on the Megan's Law website of registered sex offenders. His body was found on the ground near his home around 5:30 a.m.

The body of a 54-year-old man was found outside his mobile home residence early Thursday in what authorities consider a homicide.

Orange County Sheriff's deputies later identified the man as Bobby Ray Rainwater, who lived in the San Juan Mobile Estates park with his elderly parents, said Lt. Steve Doan.

A Bobby Ray Rainwater is also listed as a sex offender on the state's Megan's Law registry. Although the Sheriff's Department wouldn't confirm any connection, both have the same birthdate and town of residence, San Juan Capistrano.

The registry says Rainwater was convicted of assault with intent to commit a specified sex offense, but provided no details. He had several tattoos, including a dragon, devil, and skull and crossbones.

The Sheriff's Department received a 911 call around 5:30 a.m. about a disturbance at the mobile home park at 32302 Alipaz St. When they arrived on the scene, they found Rainwater's body outside a mobile home on Paseo Perdido.

"The victim was already deceased when deputies arrived, but we don't know for how long," Doan said.

Officials weren't certain of the cause of death, but don't believe Rainwater had been shot, he said.

"We're very certain there's no danger to the community," Doan said. "There are no schools on lockdown."

A neighbor said her roommate heard the victim yelling in what she thought was pain. When she went outside, deputies were on the scene. "I'm scared," the woman said. "I just want to leave."

The woman, who didn't want her name published, said she was awakened by her roommate's dog barking at some sort of commotion.

Another neighbor who did not want to be identified said Rainwater was always helpful.

"He'd help anybody. I had him up on my roof because I had a leak."

Doan said deputies have interviewed Rainwater's friends and family, as well as the person who called 911. 

"We're still running down leads at this point," he said. 

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the sheriff's department at 714-628-7170.

Real SJC Native December 07, 2011 at 10:15 PM
Move to San Juan Rachel. Just leave the trash in San Jacinto. :)
SJCNative December 08, 2011 at 12:55 AM
Rachel, that is your choice to live in a crime ridden neighborhood. We choose not to live that way and will make changes so that does not happen.
SJCNative December 08, 2011 at 12:56 AM
Real SJC Native, it appears that some of Mr. Rainwaters neighbors do not think as kindly of him as you do.
Sylvia Roy August 31, 2012 at 01:15 AM
Wow, so you've known Bobby personally right? And he's been awful to you, right? Because I've known him for 25 years and I've never seen him being an "awful person" to anyone. He wasn't perfect, but if you listen to the gossipy judgmental neighbors in the park that had a vengeance against him because of a mistake that he made when he was 16yrs old than yea I can see where people would think he was an awful man. But the fact is the neighbors liked him, he did a lot of work in the park and people would ask for him to do work on their homes. Now if you want to talk about an awful EVIL man lets talk about Robert Vasquez the man who murdered him. He is such a coward that he had to hide in the dark, wait for Bobby to show up and then attack him from behind. Well I hope he lives the rest of his life with a death sentence hanging over his head. I'll even go as far as to say if that were my son that killed Bobby I would actually move out of the park so not to remind my fellow neighbors everyday exactly what my son did.


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