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Woman stabbed to death on Carlsbad trail identified

Posted at 1:33 PM, Nov 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-25 16:35:09-05

CARLSBAD, Calif. (KGTV) — Authorities have identified the woman found stabbed to death on a North County trail.

San Diego County Medical Examiner identified the woman as 68-year-old Lisa Thorborg of Carlsbad. Thorborg was found fatally stabbed on the Hosp Grove trail on Monday, Carlsbad Police say.

Police believe the stabbing occurred between about 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., before her body was found by a passerby who called police around 11:30 a.m.

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A tipster led investigators to identify a suspect as white or Hispanic, 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet 3 inches tall, with a husky build and a tan complexion with dark hair. The tipster told police the man was wearing a black shirt, black shorts, and possibly a black hat, and he was walking slowly with a slight shuffle or limp.

Anyone with information on the case or who was in the area of Hosp Grove Trail East, between 10 a.m.-12 p.m., is asked to call Carlsbad Police at 760-931-2165.

"We have put all available resources toward solving this case and ensuring our community’s safety," said CPD Lt. Jason Jackowski. "At this time, we need to hold back some details known only to law enforcement, but rest assured we will release more information just as soon as we can."