A 23-year-old woman’s death, initially deemed suspicious, has been ruled a suicide by the county medical examiner’s office.
According to a report released by the ME on Sunday, San Diego resident Grace Ann Hall – who was found dead in the trunk of her car on Apr. 18 – died as a result of acute ethylene glycol poisoning. Her manner of death has been ruled a suicide.
Detectives found Hall’s body inside her Toyota Camry on Apr. 18. The car was parked in the 7700 block of Convoy Court in Kearny Mesa.
Hall had been reported missing just one day earlier in a bulletin issued by the San Diego Police Department. The bulletin said she was last seen on Mar. 20 driving a Camry in Serra Mesa.
The bulletin said Hall was supposed to travel to the Los Angeles area for a job interview, but never arrived as planned.
When police first discovered Hall’s vehicle and body, homicide detectives took the lead on the investigation and deemed her death suspicious.
An initial autopsy performed days later came back inconclusive. At that time, Lt. Jorge Duran said detectives were awaiting results of toxicology reports, and were not searching for suspects.
Since that time, no further information had been released on the case – until now, more than two months after Hall’s death.