Crews put out vehicle fire in Escondido, find woman's body inside

Posted at 5:50 AM, Aug 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-09 13:42:31-04

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (KGTV) - Fire crews responding to a burning vehicle in Escondido discovered a woman dead inside early Thursday morning.

San Marcos firefighters were summoned to an area near Kauana Loa Drive and Country Club Drive, just east of Stone Brewing, at around 4:15 a.m. after receiving reports of a burning SUV on the roadway.

After crews put the fire out, a body of an unidentified woman was found inside, San Diego County sheriff’s officials told 10News.

Sheriff’s officials confirmed the vehicle did not appear to have been involved in a crash.

A witness said he was told by authorities that a stretch of Country Club Drive would be shut down for most of the day.

10News learned sheriff's homicide detectives are investigating the incident.

It was determined later in the morning that the burned-out SUV was linked to a nearby home in which a woman's body was found. READ MORE