Homicide mystery in El Centro


homicide investigationEl Centro police officers answered a call to an apartment complex at 443 Park Avenue on August 23, in regard to a female found bleeding on the floor of the complex’s laundry room.

Officers arrived and located a 63-year-old female and El Centro resident, as reported, in the laundry room and was the recipient of obvious signs of trauma.

El Centro Fire Department paramedics and Gold Cross Ambulance Service arrived on the scene and located on her body wounds that appeared to be caused from stabbing. They also found other signs of physical trauma sustained by the victim. The paramedics pronounced her dead at the scene.

According to Commander Robert Sawyer of the El Centro Police Department the case is being handled as a homicide and the investigation into this incident is on going.

If anyone has any information about this case they are urged to contact Detective Omar Mandujano at (760) 336-8982. Citizens may also submit an anonymous tip via the police departments Facebook page. www.facebook.com/elcentropolicedepartment.