San Diego police are searching for a woman believed to be the suspect in the death of her partner whose body was found inside a San Carlos apartment last week.
Police issued a warrant for the arrest of Tiffany Nowden-Vale, who also goes by Tiffany Latoya Nowden, 39.
Nowden-Vale may have the dogs of Russina Vale, the deceased woman, with her, police said.
Vale’s body was discovered at the Villa De Flores Apartments in the 7700 block of Mission Gorge Road around 6 p.m. last Thursday after officers were asked to conduct a welfare check on Vale.
Inside the unit, they discovered Vale with blunt force trauma to her upper body, according to investigators. The San Diego County Medical Examiner has not released the results of an autosy to determine the official cause of death.
Nowden-Vale identifies herself as Vale’s wife.
Nowden-Vale is described as 5 feet 9 inches, 190 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information on her whereabouts should call the San Diego Police Department at 619-531-2000 or the San Diego Crimestoppers Anonymous Tip Lines at 888-580-8477.