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Homicide investigation underway after woman found dead in Bonita

Body recovered in La Presa
Posted at 1:25 PM, Oct 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-21 20:40:00-04

BONITA, Calif. (KGTV) — A homicide investigation is underway after a woman's body was recovered in Bonita near the Sweetwater Summit Regional Park Wednesday.

According to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department, the body was found at Sweetwater and Quarry Roads in the La Presa neighborhood.

Deputies say someone called them around 3:00 a.m., prompting them to show up at the scene to investigate.

"When the deputy checked on the woman, he determined she was obviously deceased due to an apparent gunshot wound," the department said.

Homicide detectives were also called to the scene just south of the intersection of state Route 54 and SR-125 to take charge of the investigation into the suspicious death.

On Thursday, the Medical Examiner's Office conducted the autopsy on the victim. According to police, the preliminary cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds.

The Homicide Unit and the Medical Examiner's Office say they are continuing to attempt to identify the woman.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Homicide Unit at (858) 285-6330/after hours at (858) 565-5200. You can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

This is a developing story and it will be updated as more information becomes available.