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Reward Offered for Info About Woman Found Dead in Mission Bay

Anita Teres, 36, was found dead on Aug. 24 in the water near Fiesta Island in Mission Bay

San Diego police homicide investigators are asking for help in determining the cause of death for a woman found in the water near Fiesta Island. 

Anita Teres, 36, was found dead on Aug. 24 in Mission Bay. Police released her name for the first time Thursday. 

While officers have been able to identify Teres, they have been unable to contact her next of kin. 

SDPD received a call from a man around 6:37 a.m. the morning of Aug. 24 saying there might be a body in the water. 

“I ran away from it for a minute and headed back to the truck, then I ran back down and double checked to make sure it wasn’t a doll, and I was freaking out,” said Todd Schuster, who made the initial call.

SDPD and San Diego-Fire Rescue Department personnel responded to the south side of Fiesta Island, Lt. Matt Dobbs from SDPD confirmed. 

SDFD then pulled the woman out of the water and pronounced her dead at the scene, Dobbs explained. 

There were no obvious signs of injury, according to investigators.

Teres was known to be in the areas of Fiesta Island, Downtown, La Mesa and various trolley stops, police said. 

SDPD is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case. 

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information can call the Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

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