Man admits killing wife in sheriff’s parking lot

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IMPERIAL BEACH, Calif. – Sheriff’s detectives were investigating a possible homicide that may have happened in their own parking lot in Imperial Beach Wednesday afternoon.

sheriff’s substationHomicide investigators were called to the San Diego Sheriff’s substation at 8th Street and Imperial Beach Boulevard around 3:40 p.m. after a San Diego man carrying two toddlers told deputies he had killed his wife, investigators said.

“He had a knife in his waistband,” said Sheriff’s homicide Lt. Glenn Giannantonio.  “Without even being asked or told, he took the knife out and dropped it on the ground.”

Deputies took the man into custody.

On the west side of the Sheriff’s parking lot, deputies found a woman lying on the ground next to a white pickup truck with multiple stab wounds.  Soon after, she died at the scene.

Investigators said they don’t know what led to the stabbing, but they believe it took place in the parking lot.  Surveillance video may have captured what happened.

The identities of the victim and suspect will be released after notification of the next of kin.

The children were not injured and the investigation is continuing.

“Something must have been terribly, terribly wrong,” said Joy Kerkhoff, who was walking passed the substation during the investigation. “You never know what is in somebody else’s head or heart.”

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Homicide Detail at 858-974-232 or after hours at 858-565-5200. You can remain anonymous and be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.  Call Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

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