SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8/CNS) - Five suspects were behind bars Thursday in connection with the slaying of a 30-year-old South Bay woman who went missing last month and was found dead 10 days later in a wooded area in the far northern reaches of San Diego County.
Jonnie Alexander Isaguirre, 22, Crystal Lopez Melendez, 33, Maria Yvette Perreira, 26, Amber Star Suarez, 37, and Pablo Victor Valadez, 35 were arrested on Wednesday for allegedly taking part in the murder of Alexandria Nicole Smith of National City.
Authorities did not immediately reveal the suspects' alleged roles in Smith's death or disclose their connections to her or a motive for the killing.
Smith, whose family described her as a "known narcotics user" with a history of depression, disappeared on Oct. 2, Lt. Graham Young said. Her cellphone was found dumped in a commercial trash bin in Vista two days later, the lieutenant said.
On Oct. 12, her body was discovered in a remote location off Pala Road, near the Riverside County line. An autopsy determined that she had been slain, but officials have withheld the cause of death.
The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for San Diego County inland valleys, mountains, and deserts. The warning is valid for Monday morning through Thursday evening
A man accused of stealing a car led police on a slow speed chase on Sunday that ended with the suspect in custody.
San Diego Comic-Con is in full swing and so is the superhero-themed fashion! Celebrities like Sarah Paulson, Sonequa Martin-Green and Camila Mendes, among many other stylish ladies, rocked a bevy of leather, nylon and pleather to attend the annual comic book convention.
Detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding a man who died Saturday morning on a sidewalk in Old Town.
A suspected drunk driver was shot by sheriff's deputies after leading them on a pursuit across North County freeways Friday night, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said.
Fire crews responded to a fully involved building fire in the 7000 block of Amherst Drive in Rolando.
The woman fatally shot at an Oceanside apartment Friday afternoon was identified as a Navy corpsman, and a suspect is in custody.
Warner Bros. brought out all the stops Saturday at Comic-Con with an army of stars, surprises and new footage from films like "Aquaman," ''Shazam!" and even "Wonder Woman 1984," which is only three and a half weeks into production.