Woman Killed, Child Called 911

By Michelle Wayland
|  Friday, Aug 13, 2010  |  Updated 10:26 PM PDT
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Woman Killed Child Called 911

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A child who called 911 about a brutal murder in Spring Valley watched while the woman believed to be his mother died according to sheriffs deputies.
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A child who called 911 about a brutal murder in Spring Valley watched while the woman, believed to be his mother, died, according to sheriff’s deputies.

“Well, I heard a car taking off real fast and I could hear the tires burning,” said neighbor Jody Rich. “Like someone in a great, great, big hurry.”

Deputies were called to the home on Celestial Waters Dr. at about 7 a.m. Friday.

“They ran up to the driveway and they found the female in the driveway,” Lt. Dennis Brugos said. “Next to her was a boy, we believe about 10 years of age.”

Investigators believe the boy was the victim’s son.

“I think he's unharmed physically from what I understand, but he's very upset,” said Lt. Brugos.

A neighbor says he would often see the boy playing football outside his Spring Valley home. Now that area is a crime scene.

“It was a really nice family. It's just surprising this would happen here,” said a neighbor who only wants to be known as ‘Tad.’

For hours, detectives collected evidence and interviewed neighbors in the area.

“My heart goes out to the family,” said Rich. “You try to put yourself in their place and you could never know what if feels like.”

The child was taken to a Sheriff's station.

There have been no arrests in this case so far.

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