San Diego detectives are investigating a murder case involving a woman found dead inside a business in Mira Mesa early Sunday morning.
At around 2 a.m., police officers responded to a concerned citizen’s request for a welfare check at the LBC Express business office in the 8900 block of Mira Mesa Boulevard.
The citizen said his wife worked at the location. When she didn’t come home from work at her usual time, he grew concerned and called police to check on her.
When officers arrived at the business, they made a grisly discovery: the man’s wife was found dead, with obvious signs of trauma to her body.
Police said the victim’s death is being investigated as a murder. Further details were not immediately released. The 63-year-old woman’s name has not yet been released.
The LBC Express website describes the business as a 24-hour air cargo delivery service that also offers an express courier and money remittance service throughout the Philippines.
News of the murder spread quickly Sunday morning among others who work in the area. Patty Van der Veld, an employee at a nearby Rite-Aid , said she was stunned by the incident.
“I’m shocked. I don’t know what to think,” said Van der Veld. “Nothing like that happens around here. I know these people, I see them every day. They're all very nice people.”
Anyone for information regarding this case should contact the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.