The body of a woman who appeared to have been shot to death was found Wednesday in a patch of shrubbery near the Otay River.
A passer-by made the discovery in a field behind a Smart & Final store in the 3100 block of Main Street in Chula Vista at about 6:30 a.m., according to the police.
Preliminary evidence at the scene -- notably, spent shell casings --indicated that the woman was slain, Lt. John English said. Homicide detectives were called in to investigate.
The body was believed to be that of a Hispanic woman in her 20s but CVPD has yet to positively identify her.
No suspect description was available.
CVPD is urging anyone who may have been a witness or who knows anything about the incident to contact San Diego County Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.