Chula Vista

‘A Sad Scene': Woman Found Dead on Street in Chula Vista Neighborhood

The woman was found lying near Second Avenue and Shasta Street; she was unclothed and had suffered some sort of head wound

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Police officers launched an investigation overnight in a Chula Vista neighborhood after a woman was found dead on the street.

Chula Vista Police Department Lt. Gino Grippo said officers received a call from a local resident reporting a woman found unclothed and injured near the 200 block of Shasta Street at around 12:00 a.m. Thursday.

"It's a really sad scene," CVPD Lt. Dan Peak told NBC 7.

When medics arrived, they gave the woman CPR. She died shortly thereafter, Grippo confirmed.

The woman had suffered head trauma and Grippo said the CVPD’s Violent Crimes Unit has taken over the investigation. At this time, the woman’s death is believed to be suspicious.

Four hours later, officers remained at the scene collecting evidence and interviewing neighbors. Several parts of the streets were roped off for the investigation.

Peak said little was known about the woman's death. She has been identified as a resident of Chula Vista but her information is being withheld at this time pending family notification. Peak confirmed the woman was unclothed when she was found.

“At this time, we’re not sure if the person fell and hit their head, we’re not sure if this person was hit by a car, or if there’s some type of another manner of death," Peak explained. "Hopefully the autopsy will reveal that.”

Peak said responding officers did not discover any sort of gunshot or stab wounds on the woman, although an autopsy would reveal more than what officers could see.

The San Diego County Medical Examiner is expected to conduct an autopsy on the woman to determine her cause and manner of death.

The Chula Vista Police Department is currently trying to locate witnesses or anyone with information regarding this suspicious death. Anyone who may have any information regarding this incident can contact San Diego County Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

The investigation is ongoing.

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