Victim Found Smoldering on Dirt Road ID’d

The body of Kimberly Hayes, 35, was found smoldering along a dirt road in Alpine on Mar. 9

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    The body of a homicide victim found burning on a dirt road in Alpine last weekend has been identified, officials from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department announced Thursday.

    According to investigators, the victim is Kimberly Renee Hayes, 35, a resident of Lakeside. The San Diego County Medical Examiner’s office has determined that Hayes’ death was a homicide.

    Victim Found Smoldering on Road ID'd

    [DGO] Victim Found Smoldering on Road ID'd
    A woman whose body was found burned and smoldering on a dirt road in Alpine has been identified as homicide victim Kimberly Hayes. NBC 7's Artie Ojeda reports. (Published Thursday, Mar 13, 2014)

    On Sunday morning, just before 5 a.m., an employee of the Sweetwater Authority reported the discovery of a body on fire on a dirt road off the 17500-block of Sequan Truck Trail in San Diego’s Alpine area.

    When deputies arrived, they found a gruesome scene: the victim’s remains still smoldering on the roadway.

    Alpine Body "Still Smoldering" When Discovered: Officials

    [DGO] Alpine Body "Still Smoldering" When Discovered: Officials
    NBC 7's Omari Fleming reports on the discovery of a body on a remote road near Loveland Reservoir. (Published Monday, Mar 10, 2014)

    Until Thursday, no information had been released about the victim. Further details surrounding the homicide case have not yet been disclosed by investigators, including a motive or possible suspect.

    A friends of Hayes’ spoke with NBC 7 Thursday and said Hays had a troubled life, and a drug problem. The friend, who hadn’t seen Hayes in more than a year, said Hayes would often hang out with the wrong people.

    Burned Body Found in Alpine

    [DGO]Burned Body Found in Alpine
    Deputies are investigating a gruesome discovery in Alpine: A smoldering body found on a dirt road. NBC 7's Omari Fleming has reaction from residents. (Published Sunday, Mar 9, 2014)

    Anyone with information on this case should contact the sheriff’s Homicide Detail at (858) 974-2321 or after-hours at (858) 565-5200. Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers with information on this case at (888) 580-8477.
     

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