A woman who was spotted by a witness “sitting near a pool of blood at a bus stop” in El Cajon Wednesday night died after being stabbed, the El Cajon Police Department confirmed.
At around 6:40 p.m., the ECPD got a phone call from a citizen who reported seeing a person – who was believed to be homeless – sitting near a pool of blood at a bus stop at the intersection of East Madison Avenue and Walter Way. The area is south of Interstate 8, east of North 2nd Street.
When officers arrived, they found a woman at the bus stop who was hurt. She had been stabbed at least once, the ECPD said.
The woman was taken to a local hospital where she died a short time later. Investigators were able to identify her, but her name has not yet been released as the ECPD attempts to contact her family.
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The ECPD said the suspect or suspects in the victim’s deadly stabbing are unknown at this time. The motive is also unclear.
The homicide investigation is ongoing; anyone with information can reach out to the ECPD at (619) 579-3311 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.