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By Miriam Raftery

Photo, left: Forensic artist PJ Puterbaugh created this sketch that helped to identify the deceased woman. 


February 25, 2024 (Santee) -- A citizen’s tip helped the County Medical Examiner’s Office identify a woman who died in the Jan. 22 storm. The body of Faith Angle, 46, was found in brush along Forester Creek in Santee.


“Angle was experiencing homelessness at the time of her death.  This case is currently being investigated as a storm related death, but the exact cause and manner of death remain pending,” says Yvette Urrea Moe, communications specialist with the County of San Diego.


The storm victim was identified after the Medical Examiner’s Office publicized a forensic sketch of the woman in the media, along with photos of a bracelet she wore and a leg tattoo of a winged dolphin with hearts.

During the storm that flooded the creek on Jan. 22, authorities received reports of people in distress amid heavy rains at Prospect Ave. and Cuyamaca St. The San Diego County Sheriff’s Dept. assisted El Cajon Police and Fire in responding. Later that day, Angle was found unresponsive and could not be resuscitated.

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