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.