BODY FOUND IN SANTEE MOTEL; HOMICIDE LAUNCHES PROBE

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East County News Service

May 28, 2015 (Santee) – The body of a 54-year-old woman was found May 25th afternoon at the Rodeway Inn at 10135 Mission Gorge Road in Santee.

A deputy from the Santee Sheriff’s station was on patrol near the site when he was flagged down by a citizen who reported that there was a “person down” at the hotel, Lt. Jeffrey Duckworth says.

Deputies found the woman deceased inside a hotel room.

“Suspicious circumstances at the scene dictated a response from the Sheriff’s Homicide Detail, the Sheriff’s Santee Station, and the Sheriff’s Crime Laboratory,” Lt.  Duckworth added.