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Arrest made after daughter finds mother dead in City Heights home

Posted at 4:08 PM, Apr 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-25 19:08:14-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Police have made an arrest after a 53-year-old woman was found dead inside her City Heights home.

Accrding to police, Rin Mai, 57, was arrested for the murder of 53-year-old Roun Choeun.

At around 8 p.m. Thursday, a woman called 911 to report that she found her mother "injured and unresponsive" inside her home in the 4000 block of Estrella Avenue.

Police said the woman had been trying to contact her mother on the phone, but was unable to reach her, prompting her to visit the home.

The victim, police said, had "traumatic injuries to her upper body." She was pronounced dead at the scene.

A neighbor told 10News he recalled seeing Choeun, a man that was either her boyfriend or husband, and another friend at the home on Wednesday night.

However, the neighbor said there was a fight between the couple that same night.

The neighbor told 10News he believes he saw the husband/boyfriend come back to the home at some point on Thursday morning.

“He came in with a hood on. Nobody saw his face. He [went] inside the house and opened [the door] for a few minutes … He screamed, slammed the door and took off,” the neighbor said.

A GoFundMe account was started by Choeun's family.