EL CAJON - New details have emerged about a police chase that led to a deadly crash and the surprising discovery of an already deceased woman whose body was in the vehicle.
Last Friday, around 9:45 p.m., officers in El Cajon began following a truck after responding to a disturbance. The driver would not pull over and instead led police on a chase.
That chase ended in a crash that killed the driver. Officers responding to the scene discovered not only had the driver died in the crash, but there was a woman's body in the car who they suspected had already been dead.
The woman has since been identified as 41-year-old Ginger Juanita Curtis. Investigators say she was the victim of homicide - and have since determined that she had been stabbed once in the chest and was dead prior to the crash.
The suspect in her murder, the deceased driver, has been identified as 54-year-old Robert George Oakes.
Both Oakes and Curtis knew each other, police said, and they are still trying to determine what type of relationship the two had.
Anyone with additional information that can help investigators is asked to call the El Cajon Police Department or San Diego County Crime Stoppers.