Woman takes own life after mother’s body found in office building

SAN DIEGO -- A family was dealing with a double tragedy after the body of a woman was found in a Mission Valley office building over the weekend and one of the woman's daughters took her own life shortly after the discovery.

Around 1:30 p.m., police received a call about the discovery of a body in the 3400 block of Camino del Rio South, according to San Diego police. The Medical Examiner's office determined the woman, who had been reported missing since Thursday, died from a single gunshot wound. Homicide detectives then arrived on scene.

C.J. Stewart told FOX 5 the victim is his grandmother and his mother and sister were the ones who made the devastating discovery.

They found her dead at her business office where she did people's taxes.

“My mom called me and told me she found my grandma’s body,” Stewart said. “I feel like it’s just a dream. I feel like I’m going to wake up and it’s going to be not true."

After 3 p.m. the family experienced another tragedy. The victim's daughter took her own life at a nearby building, according to police.

“This could probably be the case of stress over finding out that her mother is dead,” Lt. Mike Holden, with San Diego Police, said.

“They’re two big, big main parts of our family,” Stewart said.

The family is now leaning on each other to find strength, while focusing on trying to find who murdered their loved one.

“It’s just sad that someone was cruel enough to, you know, do what they did to my grandmother,” Stewart said.

Police have not made any arrests.

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