Woman Found Stabbed, Unresponsive Near Birch Aquarium: PD

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    San Diego police are investigating the death of a woman who was reportedly found stabbed in a ravine near the Birch Aquarium at Scripps in La Jolla on Monday morning.

    It was originally classified as a homicide, but police are now calling it a suspicious death and saying suicide has not been ruled out.

    According to police, groundkeepers found the woman in a ravine behind the aquarium, which is located at 2300 Expedition Way. At about 7:17 a.m. the worker's supervisor contacted police.

    Once on scene, authorities reportedly discovered the woman had multiple stab wounds to her body.

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    NBC 7's Sherene Tagharobi reports from Birch Aquarium in La Jolla where a woman was found stabbed and unresponsive early Monday.

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

    Police describe the woman as being in her 30s and wearing street clothes at the time she was found.

    Authorities said the woman had no identification on her and there was no indication whether she was a student, employee, or homeless.

    Investigators at the scene reported finding some property that has yet to be evaluated.

    There is no sidewalk in the area where the woman was found, but authorities said there was a foot path near where her body was discovered.

    Because of the rugged terrain, investigators said they have to be more thorough in combing the area for evidence.

    Police said they are trying to locate witnesses or anyone who may have information about the incident.

    UCSD sent out an alert to its students and faculty on Monday morning regarding the incident, although it's unclear whether the woman had any ties to the university.

    We will update this story once more information becomes available.

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