Woman Found Stabbed Near Birch Aquarium ID'd

Claudia Alvarez-Garcia, 43, was found with multiple stab wounds on Jan. 13 near Birch Aquarium

By R. Stickney
|  Thursday, Jan 30, 2014  |  Updated 3:28 PM PDT
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Birch Aquarium Employee Discovers Stabbing Victim

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Birch Aquarium Employee Discovers Stabbing Victim

NBC 7's Sherene Tagharobi reports from Birch Aquarium in La Jolla where a woman was found stabbed and unresponsive early Monday.
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Officials released the identity of a San Diego woman found stabbed in a ravine near Birch Aquarium earlier this month.

The county medical examiner’s office identified the woman as 43-year-old Claudia Alvarez-Garcia of San Diego. She was described by investigators as a housekeeper who worked in the La Jolla area.

San Diego police homicide investigators were called to 2300 Expedition Way on Jan. 13 after a groundskeeper reported finding a woman’s body with multiple stab wounds.

Although she was still alive, Alvarez-Garcia was unresponsive and medical crews transported her to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, where she later died, according to police.

Alvarez-Garcia’s death was originally classified as a homicide, but police then changed the categorization to a suspicious death and said suicide has not been ruled out.

The medical examiner has not determined the cause or manner of death according to the information released Thursday.

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