Death in Encinitas Ranch investigated as a homicide


The early morning death of a woman in a house along the Encinitas Ranch golf course is being investigated by the San Diego County Sheriff’s Homicide Detail.

Paramedics responded to a house at 1475 Spanish Bay Court in the upscale neighborhood shortly after 2 a.m. today after a 911 call seeking medical aid for a woman in her late 40s, according to Lt. Kenneth Nelson.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene despite attempts by paramedics to revive her. Patrol deputies called in the homicide detail after they became suspicious about the circumstances surrounding her death, Nelson said.

The San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office was scheduled to conduct an autopsy and will determine the cause and manner of death as well as provide a positive identification of the victim, according to Nelson.

Detectives are asking anyone with information about the incident to call the Homicide Detail at (858) 974- 2321, or after hours at (858) 565-5200. Tipsters can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477. A $1,000 reward is available for information leading to an arrest.