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Chula Vista police investigate discovery of body behind store

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Posted at 11:59 AM, Aug 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-05 18:29:05-04

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (CNS) - The body of a woman who apparently had been shot to death was found Wednesday in a patch of shrubbery near the Otay River.

A passer-by made the discovery in a field behind a Smart & Final store in the 3100 block of Main Street in Chula Vista about 6:30 a.m., according to police.

Preliminary evidence at the scene -- notably, spent shell casings -- indicated that the woman, whose identity was not immediately available but police described her as a Hispanic woman in her 20's, was slain, Lt. John English said.

The suspect's currently unknown and police did not have a possible description.

Homicide detectives were called in to investigate.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to call San Diego County Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.