ESCONDIDO, Calif. – Escondido police shut down an Interstate 15 freeway onramp in Escondido Thursday morning to recreate the scene in which a woman was found dead in a car with smashed-out windows earlier this week.
At about 1 p.m. Monday, a woman’s body was found in a dark-colored Mercury Sable on the connector ramp from El Norte Parkway to I-15 north. The woman’s death appeared suspicious in nature.
She has been identified as Elizabeth Antoinette Perez, 38, of Fontana.
Beginning at 9 a.m. Thursday, Escondido police blocked off the northbound ramp for a second time to allow investigators an opportunity to re-examine the crime scene. Police told 10News it is common practice in unsolved cases to come back to an area and try and collect any remaining evidence. The ramp was reopened at around 11 a.m.
On Monday, Lt. Ed Varso told reporters there were no obvious indications of what killed the unidentified woman or how several windows on the sedan wound up shattered. Her head was wounded and her body was found covered in blood, police said.
The San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office still has not released autopsy results.