Partial human remains were discovered on a walking path at Lake Hodges walking path around 7:30 a.m. Saturday have been identified as belonging to a black or Latina woman between 25 and 35 years old. She was 5 feet 3 inches or 5 feet 4 inches tall.
Investigators said the woman was believed to have died between three and six weeks ago.
Announcing the preliminary findings Tuesday, investigators didn’t disclose whether the woman was victim of foul play or died of natural causes. She was wearing a distinctive ring along with an athletic jersey and red shorts.
Investigators asked anyone with information to call the sheriff’s office homicide squad at (858) 974-2321. Those wishing to remain anonymous could call Crimestoppers at (888) 580-8477. A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest.
Responding to a report of suspicious circumstances near the 19900 block of Lake Drive on Saturday, San Diego County Sheriff’s Department deputies found partial skeletal remains near the shore, Lt. Ken Nelson said.
A human jawbone, femur and some other parts were discovered by a woman in the area walking her two dogs, who noticed the bones along a well-traveled trail, Nelson said.
Detectives don’t know the gender or the length of time the skeletal remains have been out, or if it were foul play or suicide.
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The Medical Examiner’s Office picked up the remains Saturday and will continue to try to determine the identification and if this is part of a missing person’s case.
No further information was available at this time.
Meanwhile, no further information was available for another grisly discover on Saturday.
Escondido police officers found the body of a man with a gunshot wound in a car around 7:40 a.m. in the 1000 block of East Ohio Avenue, Lt. Neal Griffin said
Police identified the victim as Joey Luis Porras, 22, from Escondido. His death is being investigated as a homicide.
Further details weren’t released.
Anyone with information related to this incident was asked to contact Detective Jeff Valdivia at (760) 839-4428.