San Diego Woman Found Dead in Car; Son Detained

By City News Service
City News Service
City News Service
April 17, 2022 Updated: April 17, 2022

SAN DIEGO—A 37-year-old man was detained on April 16 after he barricaded himself inside a San Diego house as police investigated the suspicious death of a 68-year-old woman whose body was discovered in a vehicle parked in front of the house.

Police received a call about 10:15 a.m. reporting an unresponsive female in a car parked at 1600 Bubbling Well Drive, in the Egger Highlands area, San Diego police Lt. Adam Sharki said.

Arriving officers confirmed a deceased woman was in the rear seat of the car, Sharki said.

“The vehicle was registered to the address where it was parked,” he said. “Officers attempted to speak to a male inside the residence, but he retreated into the home and barricaded himself inside.”

The man refused to come out, so officers eventually entered the house and detained him, Sharki said.

Investigators learned the woman and her son both lived in the house, he said.

“There were no obvious signs of trauma to her body,” Sharki said. “The exact cause of her death is pending examination by the San Diego County Medical Examiner.”

Anyone with information was asked to call the Homicide Unit at 619-531- 2293 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

Joyce Kuo contributed to this report.