Despite closures, DA reminds there are resources for victims of domestic violence

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Posted at 7:46 PM, Mar 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-30 22:46:46-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- San Diego District Attorney Summer Stephan made a push Monday to remind residents that there are still resources for domestic violence victims during the stay-at-home order.

Stephan did not have any data to show whether domestic violence cases have started to rise yet. However, she pointed to a case on Sunday where police say a husband killed his wife while their three children were home as an ominous example.

"The Chula Vista case is a tragic example. One loss of life is one too many for us," said Stephan.

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Police have identified the victim as 35-year-old Natalia Uriarte. Her husband, Francisco Uriarte, fled the scene and remained at large as of Monday afternoon.

The DA's office has set up a website that has a list of resources for those afraid of or suffering from domestic violence.

Stephan said because of the COVID-19 pandemic, some of the women's shelters are offering hotel vouchers to reduce potential for the spread of coronavirus.

Residents can also call the county's resource hotline at 2-1-1. For emergencies, call 9-1-1.