SDPD's Homicide Unit Investigating Suspicious Death

 San Diego Police (SDPD) are investigating after a woman was found struggling to breathe at a Navy housing complex. 

Police officers responded after a 911 call reporting a woman in her mid-50s outside a home on the 1600 block of Sandy Shore Street in San Diego's Paradise Hills neighborhood. 

The woman was on the ground, struggling to breathe, police said. When medics arrived, they took the woman to the hospital, where she died several hours later. 

Doctors found several suspicious markings on her upper body, what they determined to possibly be the result of trauma. It is unclear if those marks were linked to the woman's death.

SDPD's Homicide team was called out to investigate the incident out of caution, police said. 

San Diego County Medical Examiner's office (ME) will perform an autopsy to determine her cause of death. 

Officers know the identity of the woman, but it will not be released until the family is notified. 

SDPD officials are asking anyone with information to call the Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477. 

No other information was immediately available.

Check back for details on this developing story.

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