Woman Found Stabbed Near Birch Aquarium ID'd

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

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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.

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    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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