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Woman Found Dead in Allied Gardens Apartment

The San Diego Police Department says the woman’s death is suspicious

Officers are investigating a suspicious death in Allied Gardens after the body of a woman was found inside an apartment Friday, the San Diego Police Department (SDPD) said.

SDPD officers discovered the dead woman around 1:17 p.m. inside a second-floor apartment unit at the Rancho Mission Trails Condos in the 7600 block of Mission Gorge Road after a man called police to report a woman was not breathing inside the apartment.

When medics arrived, they performed CPR but the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators deemed the woman’s death suspicious, and remained at the condo complex for hours searching for for evidence and checking surveillance video inside the garage of the complex.

NBC 7 spoke with some neighbors who said they were unnerved by the incident, including Jeff Pigg who heard commotion as police arrived at the complex.

“I heard pounding on the door, and officer going around. I came out to see what was going on,” Pigg told NBC 7.

“It’s slightly unnerving having it in a complex where you’ve got a lot of people living on top of each other,” he added. “I hate to say it; it’s life you’ve kind of got to deal with that stuff when it happens.”

Tim Michel lives on the level beneath the apartment where he woman was found death and said he felt bad for whoever was involved.

The woman's name and age was not immediately released but police said she was visiting a unit in the complex.

The man who made the report is not a suspect, police said.

No obvious signs of trauma were found on the woman’s body but her death remains under investigation. The San Diego County Medical Examiner (ME) will conduct an autopsy to determine the woman’s cause and manner of death.

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