Triple Murder, Suicide May Be Linked: Police

Investigation led police to bodies of 1 woman, 2 children

By Lauren Steussy
|  Wednesday, Jun 1, 2011  |  Updated 5:15 PM PDT
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Triple Murder, Suicide May Be Linked: Police

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Police found the bodies of a woman and two children in what they believe is the woman's house on 1746 Currant Way in Chula Vista

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The bodies of a woman and two children were found Wednesday morning inside a Chula Vista townhouse in what police believe have been a murder-suicide.

Chula Vista police suspect a man who apparently committed suicide from a Spring Valley freeway early Wednesday morning. CHP officers found his body in a ravine near state Route 125 northbound, just south of Route 54 at about 5:35 a.m.

An abandoned 2001 Hyundai Elantra was parked near the ravine, said Ken Jackman of the CHP.

Though the man carried no identification, police conducted a registration check of the car. They traced the vehicle's owner to a Chula Vista apartment complex, but found that the owner had moved. After speaking with the manager of the building, officials attained the address of the owner – a female employee at San Ysidro High School.

Employees at the school said they had not seen or heard from her in several days. Upon arriving at her home, police gained access and found the woman dead in a pool of blood, Jackman said.

Upstairs, police also found the bodies of two children, a boy and a girl. Police spokesman Bernard Gonzales said police believed the children were pre-teenagers.

“It’s a sad day when children are involved,” Jackman said.

Officials attained a search warrent Wednesday afternoon and are currently conducting investigations. They do not know if the man is related to the woman or the children nor do they know how long the bodies have been dead.

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