San Diego

Body Found in Bay Park, Homicide Detectives Investigating as Suspicious Death

Homicide detectives are investigating a possible suspicious death in the Bay Park neighborhood of San Diego after a woman's body was found Thursday afternoon.

San Diego Police (SDPD) received a call around 1 p.m. of an unresponsive person in the east alley of the 1900 block of Morena Boulevard. When officers arrived on scene, the woman was pronounced dead.

Thursday night, detectives had towed away what they believe may be a key piece of evidence in the investigation—a camper. 

Chrissy Holt, who lives in the apartment behind which the body was discovered, told NBC 7 she did not hear anything suspicious.

"I hear a lot out in the alley and I heard some scuffling and mumbling, but I didn't hear, really didn't sound like any screaming or fighting," Holt said.

Police are now questioning that man in connection to the woman's death. Those who know the man said he does odds at businesses in the area and lives in the camper.

"He let me come in during the rain and stuff, fed me, got me back when I get sick and stuff," said Charlene Roan, a friend of man.

Holt told NBC 7 that while the death does make her feel uneasy, she hopes the suspect is arrested soon.

"It's always tragic no matter how someone loses their life," she said. "It's always tragic."

Police believe the woman, described to be in her 30s or 40s, may be homeless.

Anyone with information is asked to call SDPD or Crime Stoppers at (888)580-8477.

Contact Us