SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Police Monday identified a woman found dead under suspicious circumstances over the weekend in Little Italy, though it's still not known how she sustained her fatal injuries or whether her death was a homicide.
A passerby found the body of 67-year-old San Diego resident Victoria Sullenger about 3:40 a.m. Saturday in the area of West Hawthorn and State streets, said San Diego police homicide Lt. Anthony Dupree. Sullenger appeared to have traumatic injuries, but police couldn't determine the cause of those injuries.
"Out of an abundance of caution, San Diego police homicide detectives were called to the scene and are currently investigating the incident," Dupree said, adding that detectives hope a report from the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office will shed more light on Sullenger's death.
"It's possible she may have fallen from above, but we just don't know," Dupree said this morning. "Her death has still not been ruled a homicide. It is a suspicious death that's under investigation."
If the cause and manner of death is still not conclusive from the medical examiner's report -- which should be completed in the next few days -- police will then seek more answers from the toxicology report, Dupree said. The results of that report typically take several weeks to be completed.
Anyone with information regarding Sullenger's death was asked to call the SDPD homicide unit at (619) 531-2293 or San Diego County Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477. Anonymous tipsters can also contact the agency at sdcrimestoppers.org.
A man was found dead under suspicious circumstances in a Vista apartment early Sunday, and homicide detectives were investigating, sheriff's deputies said.
Two San Diego police officers were shot and wounded in a standoff at a College Area condominium that left the suspect dead late Saturday night.
Hundreds of statewide faith leaders will march Saturday afternoon to the Otay Mesa Detention Center, where they will protest immigration policies that separated more than 2,300 children from their parents.
A 325-acre blaze burning at Camp Pendleton Saturday was described as a ``training fire'' by a base official.
The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County dropped today for the 16th consecutive day, decreasing nine-tenths of a cent to $3.697.
A crash on an Oceanside freeway Saturday morning left two cars on their roofs and sent one person to a hospital, a fire official
Cooler weekend for the County due to a low pressure trough moving through the Great Basin. Weak and shallow marine layer may still be slow to clear.
A stretch of road in National City was shut down briefly after a large crowd took to the streets to celebrate the Mexico national soccer team's 2-1 victory over South Korea today in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The San Diego Humane Society today urged residents to volunteer their homes as foster spaces for the influx of animals typically lost after Fourth of July.
A man was critically injured Friday night when he chased a ball into the street and was hit by a car.