Young woman found with traumatic injuries dies

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SPRING VALLEY, Calif. -- Sheriff's homicide detectives were investigating the suspicious death of a 22-year-old Spring Valley woman with visible signs of traumatic injury who was treated by paramedics before being taken to a local hospital, where she died Saturday.

San Diego Sheriff's homicide Lt. John Maryon said deputies from the Rancho San Diego Sheriff's Station responded to an assist call from firefighters to a residence in the 9100 block of Circulo Margen.

“When deputies arrived, paramedics were performing CPR on the victim, Victoria Lynn Lyman,'' Maryon said. “She was transported to Grossmont Hospital where, despite the efforts of the paramedics and hospital staff, she was pronounced dead.”

“It is not known at this time if those injuries contributed to her death,” Maryon said. “But due to the visible injuries, sheriff's homicide detail responded.”

An investigation was continuing with the aid of the Rancho San Diego Sheriff's Station and the sheriff's crime laboratory.

The cause and manner of Lyman's death will be determined by San Diego Medical Examiner's Office.

Anyone with information on the incident is urged to call Homicide at 858-974-2321 during work hours, or 858-565-5200 after-hours.

An anonymous tip can also be phoned in to Crime Stoppers, with a possible $1,000 reward for those eligible, at 888-580-8477.

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