Woman's Body Found in Bay Park Home

A house fire call on Huron Avenue turned into a homicide investigation

By R. Stickney and Megan Tevrizian
|  Monday, Feb 6, 2012  |  Updated 8:44 PM PDT
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Firefighters were alerted to a woman who may still be inside. When they searched the home, they found the woman suffering from a stab wound.

Firefighters were alerted to a woman who may still be inside. When they searched the home, they found the woman suffering from a stab wound.

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Woman's Body Found in Bay Park Home

A woman's body was discovered by firefighters responding to the call of a house fire on Monday, Feb. 6, 2012. Megan Tevrizian reports.
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A man has turned himself in to police, claiming he was involved in the stabbing death of a Bay Park woman early Monday.

Firefighters responding to Huron Avenue around 5 a.m. discovered two small fires. One fire was burning clothing and other items in the living room and another was burning in a rear bedroom.

Firefighters were alerted to a woman who may still be inside. When they searched the home, they found the woman her suffering from a stab wound.

Despite their efforts, they were unable to save the woman and she was pronounced dead at the scene. Officers described her as a woman in her 40s and the homeowner or renter of the property. She has not been identified.

Homicide investigators realized one of the residents, Anthony Estrada, was not at the scene. Estrada, 41, was described as the victim's boyfriend according to police. As they began to search for him, they learned Estrada had turned himself in to people at Clairemont Mesa High School.

Estrada has been arrested and faces charges of murder.

“It’s very, very early but he does appear to be the primary person involved,” said Lt. Kevin Rooney with San Diego police.

Five people lived in the home - the victim, her two daughters, one daughter's boyfriend and the victim's boyfriend.

A woman who told police she was the victim's daughter appeared to be very distraught outside the home.

Detecitves and officers went door-to-door asking neighbors if they heard or saw anything suspicious overnight.

Investigators are awaiting a search warrant before entering the home. Rooney said it's too early to tell if the fires were started as a way to cover up a homicide.

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