ENCINITAS, Calif. — Homicides detectives on Tuesday opened a death investigation after the body of a woman was found in the 1200 block of Summit Avenue in Cardiff.
Neighbors called the San Diego County Sheriff's Department to report a foul odor coming from the residence. When officials executed a search warrant, the woman's body was found in the back house on the property.
The medical examiner is working to determine the woman's cause and manner of death, but Lt. Michael Blevins told News 8 the body was already showing signs of decomposition.
The woman's identity has not been released, however Lt. Blevins said a vehicle was found near the residence that belongs to a reported missing person.
The missing person has been identified by family and friends as Sabrina Lukosky. She was reported missing on September 20.
According to friends, Lukosky lived on the property with her boyfriend and the boyfriend’s mother.
Friends and family said no one has heard from Lukosky for nearly three weeks.
Lukosky’s friends described her as a lovely person who enjoyed flowers and bred butterflies.
“She is and will always be a beautiful person. She means the world to a lot of people,” said one of Lukosky’s friends.
Sheriff's Homicide Detectives have interviewed a couple of individuals who live on the property as part of their investigation, but detectives are still looking for one more witness they wish to take a statement from. As of Wednesday morning, homicide detectives have not called the woman's death suspicious nor has anyone been detained or arrested.
The San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death. They will also try and identify the victim and notify family members. The investigation is ongoing.