SDPD: Mother murdered, daughter commits suicide in Mission Valley

Posted at 9:27 PM, Jul 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-23 02:24:59-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – San Diego Police Detectives are investigating the homicide of a woman at a Mission Valley office building and the apparent suicide of her daughter at a building nearby.

Police were called to the offices on Camino del Rio South at 1:25 p.m. Saturday afternoon.  The medical examiner determined a 66-year-old woman died of a single gunshot wound.

The woman’s family members, including her 34-year-old daughter, arrived at the scene in the following hours.

Police said the daughter of the dead woman went to a nearby building at 3:50 p.m.  Detectives believe the daughter shot herself in a bathroom.

Investigators told 10News they don’t believe the daughter is a suspect in her mother’s death.  Her suicide may be a case of stress over finding out that her mother was dead, said police.

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Police confirmed the mother died in the office building where she worked as a tax preparer.

Family members told 10News the woman who they identified as Maria Kelly was reported missing Wednesday night. They thought she was at a casino with a friend but had not heard from her.