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Community shocked after mom allegedly murdered son

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A woman who arrived at the San Diego police substation in Del Mar Heights with her dead 4-year-old son in her car was in custody Saturday on suspicion of homicide.

Patricia Corby, 34, showed up at the department's Northwestern Division substation on El Camino Real about 9:45 a.m. Saturday, flagged down a patrol sergeant in the parking lot and told him she needed help, according to homicide Lt. Ernie Herbert.

Paramedics were summoned and the boy was declared dead, he said. After questioning, Corby was booked on suspicion of homicide.

Herbert said detectives determined Corby killed her son in her apartment on Torrey Circle in Torrey Hills. The boy's father was at work at the time, he said.

The boy's name was not disclosed, nor was the apparent cause of death.

An autopsy is pending.

Corby was jailed in the Las Colinas Detention Center, Herbert said.


SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Homicide detectives were called in to investigate the death of a 4-year-old boy Saturday in a Carmel Valley neighborhood, San Diego police said.

The 36-year-old mother of the boy flagged down a patrol sergeant who was driving out of the Northwestern Division substation about 9:55 a.m., according to San Diego police Lt. Ernie Herbert. She asked for help and directed the sergeant to her parked car where the child was not breathing, Herbert said.

The sergeant began CPR and called for help, but medics could not save the child's life, Herbert said.

Investigators discovered the woman had brought her son from an apartment in the Torrey Hills area of Carmel Valley, where she had been caring for the boy while his father was at work, Herbert said.

Detectives were interviewing the boy's mother, family members and neighbors, and were processing the car and apartment for evidence, Herbert said.

The boy has been identified but his name was not released pending full family notification, Herbert said. He said an autopsy would be conducted to determine the cause of the boy's death.

Police asked anyone with information to call the Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

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