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Foul smell leads sheriff's deputies to dead woman inside North San Diego County home

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Posted at 6:06 AM, Oct 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-09 22:24:56-04

ENCINITAS, Calif. (KGTV) - A report of a foul smell in a Cardiff neighborhood led sheriff’s deputies to a deceased woman behind a home.

At around 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, deputies were called to the 1200 block of Summit Avenue over a foul odor in the area, according to San Diego County sheriff’s officials.

After obtaining a search warrant, responding deputies searched a home and then a smaller structure in the back of the property.

The body of an adult female, later identified as 43-year-old Sabrina Lukosky, was found inside the small structure, sheriff’s officials said.

It is unclear how long Lukosky had been in the structure.

Sheriff’s homicide detectives were summoned to the scene to investigate.

Friends on scene told 10News Lukosky had been living at the property with her boyfriend. Lukosky was reported missing on October 3. The cause of death was determined to be homicide.

No arrests have been made and the Sheriff's Department has not announced any suspects. But 10News learned investigators are looking to speak with a witness who they have been unable to locate.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the sheriff’s Homicide Unit at 858-285-6330 or 858-565-5200.

Anonymous tips can be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.